Last Friday marked the grand finale of our September Auctions. The auctions amassed over €2.8 million in sales with 81% sold lots.
Our Modern & Contemporary Art Online Only Auction from June 10-29 features more than 100 works from the collection of the Hague collectors Anno Lampe and Lex Plompen. These passionate collectors have brought together an impressive collection in recent decades with a focus on contemporary Dutch art and three-dimensional work. When one collector downsizes, this gives another the opportunity to expand his collection. It is also an excellent opportunity for novice collectors to gain inspiration and purchase their first artwork. At our request, Anno Lampe gives some non-binding tips for building an art collection.
Isaac Israels (1865-1934) was a painter of the mondaine society, the carefree lifestyle, with lots of colourful sparkles. Painting en plein air was Israel’s favourite way of painting. Through plein air paintings Israels learnt how to paint sun and light, his breakthrough into an impressionistic style of painting. Two fisher women from Scheveningen on the beach is masterfully executed with broad and quick brushstrokes and hues of pinkish-yellow. A perfect example of Israels at his best.
Do you love art and are you in The Hague on 27 or 28 August? Time to reserve that time in your calendar and make plans to visit the Haagsche Kunst- en Antiekdagen! (‘Art and antique days The Hague’)
Dutch radio & TV channel Omroep West has started a new TV series called 'Bij ons in 't Centrum' (In Our City Centre). Remarkable, surprising, historic, and 'hidden' streets, buildings and squares are put in the spotlight. Special locations that you might easily overlook. The series starts in the Hofkwartier in The Hague, with a lot of attention for the Venduehuis.
We have come to the end of our Summer Auctions of 2022! With more than 1.400 lots up for auction – nearly 70% of which was sold - and more than 1,8 million in sales, we look back on a wonderful week.
In honour of the 200th anniversary of the Mauritshuis, we were able to briefly welcome “our girl” back home, in the auction house where the painting was sold so many years ago.
Fate was not kind to Trubus Soedarsono. He was born into a poor family and grew into an important revolutionary painter, whose artistic development came about during the Japanese occupation. The nationalist with a strong social humanitarian streak painted a portrait of his mother, sensitive and sorrowful, with the red-white pin of the nationalist movement on her kebaya as a subtle detail.
In May 1811, now 210 years ago, 69 notaries from The Hague met to draw up new rules for the auctioning of movable and immovable property. This was one of the requirements which Napoleon Bonaparte imposed on the Kingdom of Holland when he incorporated the country into the French empire. The meeting which led to the establishment of the Venduehuis der Notarissen in The Hague, became an almost pan-European event: French legislation applied to Dutch auctioneering and all of this in a chic, the Hague establishment that bore the name "The Parliament of England".
Following up on our successful Post-War & Contemporary Auction from October, we are offering in our online only auction ‘Modern & Contemporary Art, from 21 to 31 January 2021, the second part of the art collection of law firm Boekel De Nerée. Large- scale paintings from Elizabeth de Vaal, Rob Verf, Jan van der Pol, and John Loker together with small- scale works by Jan Smejkal, Dave Meijer, Gabriëlle van de Laak and Maarten Ploeg to name just a few, indicate the spectrum of this collection. Also included are prints by amongst others Carel Visser, Bas Meerman and Armando as well as 3-dimensional objects van Viktor IV and Jan van der Veer.
Read an exclusive article by AD about the painting The coronation ceremony of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands by Indonesian Painter Raden Basoeki Abdullah (1915-1993) going under the hammer on November 18 in our Indonesian Art Sale. Click here to read the full article.
At the fashion exhibition that can be visited the whole weekend (at a safe distance from each other) in the Venduehuis, you’ll come across designs from various well-known and less well-known fashion designers such as Peter George d’Angelino Tap, Michelangelo Winklaar, Frank Govers and Yamuna Forzani. Part of the clothing comes from the Art Museum The Hague.