Amsterdam Medical Center Art Book

Edited by Sabrina Kamstra, Simon Knepper, and Johan Kortenray

Amsterdam Medical Center Art Book
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Edited by Sabrina Kamstra, Simon Knepper, and Johan Kortenray

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

208 pages | 134 color illustrations | 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 | © 2004
Cloth $48.00 ISBN: 9789053566237 Published July 2004 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
An art collector who was a patient at the Amsterdam Medical Center once expressed his gratitude with a donation of several works of art, the seed for the extraordinary modern art collection that now flourishes at the Amsterdam Medical Center. Since it began seriously cultivating its art collection in the 1980s, the Center has amassed approximately 5,000 works by Dutch and Dutch-resident artists.

The Amsterdam Medical Center Art Book is an extraordinary showcase of the Center’s rich and diverse collection, which focuses on Dutch art from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book highlights several stunning examples within the collection of such benchmark art movements as CoBrA, Mixed Media Art, Zero Art, and New Figuration. Other fascinating pieces featured in the book were created by artists-in-residence, who were allowed to draw from live scenes in the Center’s operating theater and maternity ward.

This volume ultimately presents a fascinating survey of Dutch post-war art, with over 100 vibrant color illustrations that include works by Eugene Brands, Karel Appel, Constant, Marc Mulders, Roy Villevoye, and Marlene Dumas.
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