Portfolio with twelve signed silkscreen prints - edition of 100 ex. - 1987
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Jan Schoonhoven 26 June 1914 – 31 July 1994 -- Formatie
Beautiful portfolio with 12 silkscreen prints in excellent condition.
The silkscreen prints have only been from the folder for taking pictures.
Complete with folder and annexes from Wesseling.
Silkscreen print on thick Terlio-paper.
Publishing House Bébert in Rotterdam, from 1987.
Numbered, signed and dated:
In pencil 17/100. In the lower left corner.
In pencil 'Schoonhoven 1987', in the lower right corner.
Of the ‘Formatie’ the following series were printed: 1 to 100 for sale. A through Z for the employees. I to XII for the deluxe version which included an original drawing. In total 138 issues. In addition, of course, a minimum number of EA copies.
Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994) was a Dutch visual artist.
He was part of the Zero movement and known for his white reliefs and abstract drawings.
Life and work:
Jan Schoonhoven studied from 1930 to 1934 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague. He worked from 1946 to 1979 at the Central Department buildings of (the then State-owned) PTT. He was an artist during the evening hours and the free weekends.
Together with the artists Armando, Henk Peeters, and Jan Henderikse, he founded the Nulgroep in the 1960s, distancing themselves from Cobra and aiming for an objective art, stripped from any emotional value and in which the presence of the artist as a person was blotted out. His quest in art is best summed up in his statement: You should strive to a minimum, but it is never anonymous.
At the beginning of his career Schoonhoven especially made abstract drawings and watercolours. From 1955 monochrome white reliefs arose. For his art works he used materials such as corrugated cardboard, papier-mâché, and closet roles on a plywood surface. The work was created according to geometric principles and the works of art were given meaningless names. From 1978 many drawings: with lines, dots and shading he drew partly in an expressive style, almost calligraphic, pen and brush drawings.
Work of Schoonhoven was in numerous exhibitions national and internationally. Jan Schoonhoven, whose wife Anita was known by arranging jazz concerts, died in July 1994.
Jan Schoonhoven: the Vermeer of the twentieth century.
Jan schoonhoven (1914-1994) developed from the end of the 1950s with his famous white reliefs of cardboard, newsprint, and paint a completely own artistic language of shapes. As a member of influential movements like the Nul-groep (related to Zero) he belonged to the European Avant-Garde in the sixties, and was already praised internationally during his life. Schoonhoven 'plays' with light, just like that other famous Delft painter, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675).
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