Ben Akkerman (1920 - 2010)

Lot 134: Minimalist 'ending' drawing by Ben Akkerman

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: AKKERMAN, Ben (Dutch 1920 - 2010). Untitled, 1985. Ink, pencil and chalk on paper, signed and dated 'Akkerman 85' (lower right) and inscribed 'voor Loni en Karel mei '85' (lower left). Paper creased (right margin) and a small tear (lower margin), image not affected.
Dimensions: Image size 15 x 15 cm., paper size 51 x 45 cm.
Artist or Maker: AKKERMAN, Ben (Dutch 1920 - 2010).
Provenance: Collection Fauser
Notes:
"Where the drawing ends, that's where the tension begins" said Akkerman and this intriguing work shows what he meant. The square isn't square because some of the lines end before reaching the borders of the drawing. But some of the blank parts of the quadrangle aren't completely untrodden. Close examination reveals erased or sketch lines.
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