Rob Mohlmann (b. 1956)

Lot 298: Self-portrait in the lid of an old suitcase by Rob Møhlmann

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: MØHLMANN, Rob (Dutch 1956). Zelfportret in blikken koffer [Self-portrait in a tin trunk], 1992. Oil on panel; framed (with label Sorgdrager Museum Ameland on the reverse). Very good condition.
Dimensions: Image size 30 x 38 cm., frame size 40 x 48 cm.
Artist or Maker: MØHLMANN, Rob (Dutch 1956).
Provenance: Private collection; Kunstmaand Ameland, 1998
Modern trompe-l'œil painting, this work creates an optical illusion of the lid of a suitcase reflecting the artist's face. Rob Møhlmann owns his own museum in Appingedam (Groningen). Considered a realist, the artist himself states: "pure realism never existed in painting, nor exists now or will ever exist because it is impossible from its very nature".
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