Description: - VERKERK, Emo (Dutch 1955).
Hommage aan Arkady, 2012. Mixed media sculpture: lacquered wood, painted burlap and rope, with two Willem Baars Projects labels on the side. Some unobtrusive scratches and cracks to wood, else in good condition.
Dimensions: 101 x 100 x 40 cm.
Artist or Maker: VERKERK, Emo (Dutch 1955).
Exhibited: Graag of Niet, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2014; Emo Verkerk, Arkady Nasonov & Madeleine Metsaars, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, 2013
Provenance: Private collection; Willem Baars Projects, Amsterdam
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This playful sculpture was created by Emo Verkerk as a friendly joke. It recalls the first impression he had of the Russian artist Arkady Nasonov when they met for the first time in the late 90s. Though back then the language and cultural barriers between the two were a challenge, the artists soon became friends and did several projects and exhibitions together.