Photographer: Jelmer de Haas
The Indonesian Art Auction Viewing Days are starting on Sunday 20 November! Alongside the exhibition of all artworks present in the auction, we would also like to invite you for a book signing with writer Jan Brokken at Venduehuis The Hague.
This prolific writer has very recently published a new book, “De Kampschilders” (The Internment Camp Painters). In this book, the writer tells the story of his father, who met artists like Willem Hofker and Rudolf Bonnet in these internment camps. He describes the rich Balinese culture, the painters who were inspired by it and how art can bring hope in the darkest of times.
Surrounded by paintings by the aforementioned artists, Jan Brokken will sign his book for you on this day. Of course, you are more than welcome to visit the exhibition as well, with a rich collection of artwork from Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies and other areas in the Far East. You will encounter works by artists such as Willem Gerard Hofker, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, Sindudarsono Sudjojono, Theo Meier, Isaac Israels, Han Snel, Lee Man Fong, Basoeki Abdullah, Gerard Pieter Adolfs, Rudolf Bonnet, Ni Made Pastini, Ida Bagus Made Poleng, Ida Bagus Made Togog and I Ketut Rodja during this visit.
The book signing with Jan Brokken is on 20 November, between 12 PM and 1 PM at our location at Nobelstraat 5, The Hague.
Our viewing days will run from 20 to 23 November, daily between 10 AM and 4 PM. The event is free and it is not necessary to register.
We hope to see you there!