2007

Portret van de Kunstenaar/Portrait of the Artist Wallpaper no.2 (1992/2007)

Colour inkjet print 300 x 300 cm

Portret van de Kunstenaar/Portrait of the Artist Wallpaper no.2 (1992/2007)

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— A wallpaper sized print ade from a picture of a work of 1992 (Portrait of the Artist) that was subsequently altered ('improved') by children and re-photographed and printed by the artist. During the exhibition Vertaalde Werken/Translated Works at Museum de Paviljoens, the artist challenged a group of children on a guided tour to improve the portraits, leading to a new work based on the piece from 1992.

 


— See also

1992 Portret van de Kunstenaar/Portrait of the Artist
2006 Portret van de Kunstenaar/Portrait of the Artist Wallpaper I

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Since 1992, when the original piece ‘Portrait of the Artist’, consisting of eighteen drawings by street artists, has been acquired by the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the museum has changed the exhibition conditions. When first shown at Boijmans van Beuningen in 1992, the drawings were mounted with push pins on board or wall, but it is not allowed anymore to show the drawings outside of frames and in natural light, for reasons of conservation. For the exhibition Vertaalde Werken Translated Works, 1990-2006 the piece was re-photographed on-site and printed as a b/w wallpaper at 1:1 scale, to avoid showing the real work in the conditions set by Museum Boijmans van Beuningen