Rijksmuseum places Olaf Photograph next to Verspronck

September 29 2023

Image of Rijksmuseum places Olaf Photograph next to Verspronck

Picture: Rijksmuseum

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam have hung a photograph by the late Erwin Olaf next to Johannes Verspronck's Portrait of a Girl in Blue in their main galleries this week. This gesture was made in honour of the photographer who died unexpectedly last week at the age of 64.

Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits was quoted in 2018 as saying:

"Erwin Olaf is one of the most important photographers of the last quarter of the 20th century. His work is strongly rooted in the visual tradition of Dutch art and history."

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