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    Sale 2773

    Twentieth Century Art

    4 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 2

    Jopie Huisman (DUTCH, 1922-2000)

    Simon's shoes

    Price Realised  


    Jopie Huisman (DUTCH, 1922-2000)
    Simon's shoes
    signed and dated 'J.Huisman 1958' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40.5 x 60 cm.

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    Simon Vlas was a close friend of Jopie Huisman. In the 1930's he received a substantial heritance, which he spend with his friends mostly on alcohol. When the money was finished Simon ended up a notorious alcoholic in Workum. Jopie Huisman tried to look after Simon and therefore visited his friend regularly. During one of these visits , when Simon was sleeping off his debauch, Jopie sketched his shoes. In 1958 he painted the present lot based on these sketches.

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    A gift from the artist to the family of the present owner.