Mexico (1960)

Beschrijving

On baryta paper mounted on chipboard, unique exhibition copies; framed, lower parts of chipboards painted black so that the photographs could be viewed at eye level. Recently professionally cleaned, some tiny professional retouches along the edges, good condition.

Exhibited: 'Kunstenaars van Edam', Grote Kerk, Edam, 2007; 'Hee... zie je dat', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1966
Literature:
Elsken, E. van der. Sweet Life. Cologne, M. DuMont Schauberg, 1966, pp. 64 - 65; Visser, H. & D. Campany. Ed van der Elsken, de verliefde camera. Veurne, Uitgeverij Hannibal, 2017, p. 187 (illustration of another print)
Provenance: Collection C.A. Groenendijk, by descent; a gift from the artist

Notes: Original exhibition copies from the Ed van der Elsken solo show 'Hee... zie je dat' at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1966. The photographer later gave them to his dentist, the legendary art collector Cees Groenendijk, to pay his dental bill. These photos were taken near Chamula, a village near San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, which has very strict religious regulations. For example, taking pictures is strictly prohibited. Van der Elsken was known for not being held back by anything when he saw a good shot. But the opening line 'Hee, shoonheid kijk eens in de camera' [Hey, beauty, look at the camera!] obviously didn't work here. In fact, there was probably no other solution than to photograph the villagers from the back. Only one of them did not have to be asked anything, the sleeping man in the foreground. The title of the left picture is: Chamula-stamleden stoppen onderweg bij een kruis om eer te bewijzen [...], 1960 [Villagers from Chamula stop at a cross to pay tribute]. The three crosses are in the coat of arms of the village.

Mexico (1960)

Elsken, Ed van der
(Amsterdam, 10 maart 1925 - Edam, 28 december 1990)

Details

Databanknummer:
85223
Lotnummer:
-
Advertentietype
Archief
Instelling:
Adams Amsterdam Auctions BV.
Veilingdatum:
-
Veilingnummer:
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Stad
-
Limietprijs
-
Aankoopprijs
-
Verkoopprijs
-
Hamerprijs
-
Status
Niet verkocht

Technische details

Kunstvorm:
Fotokunst
Technieken:
Fotokunst, Foto
Dragers:
Zilverdruk
Lengte:
100 cm
Breedte:
150 cm
Hoogte:
-
Oplage:
-

Beschrijving

On baryta paper mounted on chipboard, unique exhibition copies; framed, lower parts of chipboards painted black so that the photographs could be viewed at eye level. Recently professionally cleaned, some tiny professional retouches along the edges, good condition.

Exhibited: 'Kunstenaars van Edam', Grote Kerk, Edam, 2007; 'Hee... zie je dat', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 1966
Literature:
Elsken, E. van der. Sweet Life. Cologne, M. DuMont Schauberg, 1966, pp. 64 - 65; Visser, H. & D. Campany. Ed van der Elsken, de verliefde camera. Veurne, Uitgeverij Hannibal, 2017, p. 187 (illustration of another print)
Provenance: Collection C.A. Groenendijk, by descent; a gift from the artist

Notes: Original exhibition copies from the Ed van der Elsken solo show 'Hee... zie je dat' at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1966. The photographer later gave them to his dentist, the legendary art collector Cees Groenendijk, to pay his dental bill. These photos were taken near Chamula, a village near San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, which has very strict religious regulations. For example, taking pictures is strictly prohibited. Van der Elsken was known for not being held back by anything when he saw a good shot. But the opening line 'Hee, shoonheid kijk eens in de camera' [Hey, beauty, look at the camera!] obviously didn't work here. In fact, there was probably no other solution than to photograph the villagers from the back. Only one of them did not have to be asked anything, the sleeping man in the foreground. The title of the left picture is: Chamula-stamleden stoppen onderweg bij een kruis om eer te bewijzen [...], 1960 [Villagers from Chamula stop at a cross to pay tribute]. The three crosses are in the coat of arms of the village.

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