200. Aernout Overbeeke & Anders Österlin
Aernout Overbeeke & Anders Österlin
(Utrecht 1951 & Mälmo 1926 – 2011)
Portraits des artistes du mouvement CoBrA – Anders Österlin
Signed and dated 96 by Overbeeke l.r.
Signed and dated 1998 by Österlin l.r.
Colour lithograph and photoprint collage on water colour paper, 72.2 x 60 cm (image size photo) / 109.7 x 75.2 cm (sheet size)
During the opening of the CoBrA Museum in Amstelveen in 1995 Overbeeke made a remarkable series of portraits of the seventeen renowned CoBrA-artists. In the museum depot Overbeeke had installed a small black tent, in which he asked the already somewhat aged artist to take a seat. At a distance of three meters Overbeeke zoomed in using his eye, the beloved camera, on the hands and eyes of the portrayed. Exactly these pictural elements the photographer wanted to emphasise in his portrait series.
The portraits were printed on large-size watercolour paper in an edition of three. Overbeeke subsequently asked the CoBrA-artists to add a creation in their own style to the portraits. He kept one series himself, all artists were given their own portrait and Overbeeke donated one series to the CoBrA Museum.