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    Sale 2822

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    17 June 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 40

    Jaap Wagemaker (DUTCH, 1906-1972)


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    Jaap Wagemaker (DUTCH, 1906-1972)
    signed and dated 'Wagemaker '64' (lower right), and signed and dated again and numbered '316' (on the reverse)
    mixed media on panel
    127 x 160 cm.

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    Pre-Lot Text


    "Everything is nature, even an old piece of pavement, a piece of an old wall, clouds if you wish, or a piece of landscape, sand or beach. But then look at things real close. The stucture, the construction of things. (...) A painting comes into being, there is not always a certain point of depart. There are also certain moments when you just begin painting, starting from a lump of nature, and slowly a painting grows. (...) In my work material is the central point, from this material I create a work of art, also spiritually, thus resulting in a connection between the material and the spirit of the work, the content" (Jaap Wagemaker in an undated interview in the RKD, The Hague)


    S. den Heijer and M. van der Knaap, Aarde in verf. Jaap Wagemaker,
    schilder van het elementaire 1906-1972,
    Zwolle 1995, p. 174 no. S.64-002 (ill.)


    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Zomertentoonstelling, July-September 1964.
    The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Wagemaker, 6 february-31 March 1965.
    Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, Jaap Wagemaker, 24 November-24 January 1979.
    Hilversum, Centrum de Vaart, Jaap Wagemaker, 19 January-25 February 1980.