Construction with ladders, 1956/1961

Constant (1920-2005)

Constructie met ladders / Construction with ladders, 1961

Photographer: Tom Haartsen © Constant/Fondation Constant c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2015

Oil on linen, 146,5 x 112,2 cm

Provenance

  • Collection Fondation Constant
  • Longterm loan to the Cobra museum of modern art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2005 - 2015

Exhibited

  • 1961, March 4 – April 9, ‘Constant - Amsterdam’, Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Germany
  • 1965, October 1 – November 21, ‘Constant’, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1966, February 26 – March 24, ‘Constant– schilderijen, gouaches, plastieken, maquettes van Cobra naar New Babylon', Provinciaal/Noordbrabants Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • 1966, January 14 – February 11, Paintings, Gouaches and Plastic Arts of Constant Nieuwenhuys, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
  • 1966, June 18 – October 16, , 'Constant. Cobra and New Babylon - paintings, drawings, constructions and models' XXXIII Biennale of International Art, Venice, Dutch Pavillion, Italy
  • 2006, June 17 – September 24, 'Play! The Art of the Game', Cobra museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • 2015, October 20, – 2016, February 29, 'Constant – New Babylon', Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (upcoming exhibition)

Literature

  • Peter Leo & Constant Nieuwenhuys, ‘Constant-Amsterdam’ [exhib.cat], Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, March 4 – April 9, 1961, pp. 34-35, ill. 35, cat.nr. 20 (Die Stadt, 145/113)
  • L.J.F. Wijsenbeek, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jos de Gruyter & Hein van Haaren, 'Constant' [exhib.cat], Haags Gemeentemuseum, October 1 – November 21, 1965, cat. nr. 71 (Visionaire stad, 1956)
  • J.W.M. van Haaren and Constant Nieuwenhuys, 'Constant – paintings, gouaches, constructions, models from Cobra to New Babylon' [exhib.cat.], Provinciaal/Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, February 26 – March 25, 1966, cat. nr. 20 (Visionaire stad).
  • R.W.D. Oxenaar, et al., ‘Constant. Cobra and New Babylon - paintings, drawings, constructions and models’ [exhib.cat], 33rd Biennale of International Art, Venice, June 18 – October 16, 1966: p. 129, cat. nr. p. 129, cat. nr. 9 (Costruzione con scale, 1961)

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