For our first participation at the PAN Amsterdam, we’ve selected a small parade of highlights. Works which would not be out of place in the largest museums of modern and contemporary art; an aluminium relief by Jean Arp or an early painting with a horse and rider by Marino Marini, will be on view in our stand. Works by Lucio Fontana will hang alongside ZERO art by Armando and one of the finest Picasso lithographs from the late 1940s together with a gold-painted fundamental canvas by Thomas Rajlich. The highlight of our stand is an icon from Dutch art history; the more than one and a half meters high sculpture Dubbelvorm 1 from 1957 by Carel Visser. Less than a month ago, a smaller version from one of the Dubbelvorm works was auctioned at Christie's Amsterdam for more than 300,000 euros. These are just a few names in a parade that will hopefully make a lasting impression.
The second part of our stand will be filled with gallery artists. You can expect work by Emo Verkerk, Rob Birza, Lucassen and Morgan Betz, artists who fit into the long tradition of Dutch painting. No fashionable superficiality or jaded repetition, but a fresh boyish bravado from painters who enrich the canon of Dutch art history with their experience and intelligence. If you would take the time, you will see that these contemporary paintings are related on different levels to the art on display in the other part of our stand.