74. Aernout Overbeeke & Corneille

Aernout Overbeeke & Corneille
(Utrecht 1951 & Luik 1922 – Paris 2010)
Portraits des artistes du mouvement CoBrA – Corneille
Signed and dated 1996 by Overbeeke l.r.
With embossed stamp Overbeeke l.r.
Signed, dated Amstelveen 21 maart ’97 and annotated Voor Aernout by Corneille l.m.
Gouache, ink and charcoal on photoprint on watercolour paper, 72.6 x 60 cm (image size) / 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.
Corneille painted a nude woman’s body over his portrait and so depicted his well-known fascination for the female.

€ 1.500 - 2.500
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