235. Erwin Olaf
Paradise Portraits (2001)
Portfolio case consisting of 8 prints mounted between aluminum and diasec:
Each signed, dated 2001 and numbered 12/60 on the reverse, each 18 x 14.5 cm
In original velvet clamshell case, including a booklet, H. 65.4 x W. 52.8 x D. 3.5 cm
– Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam
- Private collection, the Netherlands
Never one to shy away from controversy, Erwin Olaf is often daring and provocative. For example, one can find a sense of wrangling in the Paradise Portraits series in which Olaf experimented with intimate studies of the human face. Beautiful women and men offset humorless or grinning, freakily made-up clowns, expressions with such energy you can almost hear their cackles.