Kneeling abstract figure

Beschrijving

Three times signed: lower left and upper middle and dated 1975, and again in the middle and dated 1977.

Provenance: Maria Heyboer, bought directly from the artist. On the reverse: 'eigendom van Maria Heyboer Brand gekocht van Anton Heyboer juni 1977 no.90'. Private collection, The Netherlands.

Anton Heyboer (1924-2005) – Bohemian ‘par excellence’.

Many people in The Netherlands consider Anton Heyboer to be a bohemian ‘par excellence’. He is the man of the three brides, the painter who made quick sketches with a tar brush, for which he received considerable sums. He is the eccentric of the book by society journalist Henk van der Meyden of 1974, and in the humoristic television program ‘Thuis bij … / At Home with …’ of the comedian André van Duin.

What most people don’t know, is that in the 60s and 70s Heyboer was a celebrated artist whose work was bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was exhibited at the Documenta in Kassel, and that he was honoured with large exhibitions in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 1975 he was presented in the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art as one of the most important painters of the moment, together with eminent painters like David Hockney and Lucian Freud. Forty years after his last major exhibition in a museum, the Gemeentemuseum of the Hague wants once more to celebrate the international quality of his work. This retrospective exhibition, which lasts through February 4 2018, shows the development of Heyboer’s work with an emphasis on the period 1956-1977, but also highlights his philosophy of life. The life and work of this artist are inextricably linked.

The works for sale in this auction originate from the inheritance of the builder and patron Jaap Buitenhuis who lived in Landsmeer near Amsterdam. Mr. Buitenhuis was Anton Heyboer’s best friend. In an interview in 2011 with the Noordhollands Dagblad, he said, ‘Heyboer was like a brother to me’, and then he quotes Anton saying ‘Jaap, we’re friends for life’. ‘And’, said Buitenhuis, ‘it really was like that’.

Kneeling abstract figure

Heyboer, Anton [3]
(Sabang Sumatra, 9 februari 1924 - Den Ilp, 2005)

Details

Databanknummer:
85925
Lotnummer:
-
Advertentietype
Archief
Instelling:
Kunstmakelaardij Metzemaekers
Veilingdatum:
-
Veilingnummer:
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Stad
-
Limietprijs
-
Aankoopprijs
-
Verkoopprijs
-
Hamerprijs
-
Status
Verkocht

Technische details

Kunstvorm:
Schilder- en Tekenkunst
Technieken:
Olieverf
Dragers:
Doek
Lengte:
150 cm
Breedte:
200 cm
Hoogte:
-
Oplage:
-

Beschrijving

Three times signed: lower left and upper middle and dated 1975, and again in the middle and dated 1977.

Provenance: Maria Heyboer, bought directly from the artist. On the reverse: 'eigendom van Maria Heyboer Brand gekocht van Anton Heyboer juni 1977 no.90'. Private collection, The Netherlands.

Anton Heyboer (1924-2005) – Bohemian ‘par excellence’.

Many people in The Netherlands consider Anton Heyboer to be a bohemian ‘par excellence’. He is the man of the three brides, the painter who made quick sketches with a tar brush, for which he received considerable sums. He is the eccentric of the book by society journalist Henk van der Meyden of 1974, and in the humoristic television program ‘Thuis bij … / At Home with …’ of the comedian André van Duin.

What most people don’t know, is that in the 60s and 70s Heyboer was a celebrated artist whose work was bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was exhibited at the Documenta in Kassel, and that he was honoured with large exhibitions in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 1975 he was presented in the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art as one of the most important painters of the moment, together with eminent painters like David Hockney and Lucian Freud. Forty years after his last major exhibition in a museum, the Gemeentemuseum of the Hague wants once more to celebrate the international quality of his work. This retrospective exhibition, which lasts through February 4 2018, shows the development of Heyboer’s work with an emphasis on the period 1956-1977, but also highlights his philosophy of life. The life and work of this artist are inextricably linked.

The works for sale in this auction originate from the inheritance of the builder and patron Jaap Buitenhuis who lived in Landsmeer near Amsterdam. Mr. Buitenhuis was Anton Heyboer’s best friend. In an interview in 2011 with the Noordhollands Dagblad, he said, ‘Heyboer was like a brother to me’, and then he quotes Anton saying ‘Jaap, we’re friends for life’. ‘And’, said Buitenhuis, ‘it really was like that’.

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