All posts tagged Holland

(Smithsonian) “Where Museums Go to Shop for Rare Works of Art”

My article “Where Museums Go to Shop for Rare Works of Art” appears in Smithsonian magazine. Here’s the lede: Over the centuries, the Dutch city of Maastricht, which juts out like a finger along the Netherlands’ southeastern border with Brussels, has hosted several invaders. The Spanish took over in the late 16th century; the prince […]

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(Smithsonian) Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn’t Lost His Appeal

My article “Even 500 Years After His Death, Hieronymus Bosch Hasn’t Lost His Appeal” appears in Smithsonian magazine. Here’s the lede: The Dutch city Hertogenbosch, colloquially referred to as “Den Bosch,” remains remarkably similar today to its layout during the medieval age. Similar enough, says mayor Tom Rombouts, that the city’s celebrated native son, painter […]

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Rotterdam, 2014, gouache on paper

Still drying. “Rotterdam” (2014). 8″ x 11″, pencil, pen & ink, and gouache on paper. Inquiries welcome.

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Stedelijk Taps Jeff Wall for First Post-Reno Photo Show

There is good deal of irony in the manner in which Vancouver’s Jeff Wall presents his photograph “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue (1999–2000) — printed on a transparency and mounted on a light box. “The large-scale image is illuminated from behind by fluorescent lights, which Wall began using after seeing light-box advertisements in […]

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A royal Hanukkah lamp in Amsterdam

A Hanukkah lamp that was recently given to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam may have one of the most compelling provenances of any Jewish ritual object. [Read more on the Jewish Daily Forward‘s Arty Semite blog.]

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