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Constant Nieuwenhuys-De gevangene, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

De gevangene

1991
18.5cm x 13.1cm
aquatint
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 17

Constant Nieuwenhuys-La belle noiseuse, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

La belle noiseuse

1991
8.9cm x 11.9cm
aquatint, etching
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 20
The title La belle noiseuse appears in a short story by Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu (The unknown masterpiece) from 1831.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Sans espoir, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

Sans espoir

1991
77.5cm x 55.0cm
color lithograph
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 25
Inspired by the severe famine in Somalia.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Spelende honden, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

Spelende honden

1991
17.8cm x 19.1cm
aquatint
Collection Fondation Constant

Editions: 119 [20 e.a. & 99]

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Tikus, 1991
photo: Tom Haartsen

Tikus

1991
9.0cm x 11.8cm
etching
Collection Fondation Constant

No edition.
Tikus, mouse in Malaisan, was Constant's dog since 1990 and passed away a few days after Constant. Constant used to tell about the way they met. After his dog Waldo died, he went to the dogshelter to get a new dog. Tikus was the saddest looking dog from the shelter. However, as soon as Tikus saw Constant enter, he stayed by his side. When the little dog even followed him to the toilet, Constant decided that he would take him home. They were inseparable for 15 years.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Erlkönig, 1990
photo: Tom Haartsen

Erlkönig

1990
17.8cm x 12.7cm
aquatint, etching
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 15
Elf King is a ballad written by the German poet, Goethe, in 1782. Put to music by Schubert in 1815. It tells the sad tale of a father riding home with his son in his arms (presumably the boy is ill). The boy sees feverish images of the Elf king, imagery of death, who tries to lure him to the 'other side'. The boy frantically cries out to his father for help. The Elf king is relentless and threatens to take the boy by force. When the father reaches his destination the boy has passed away.
Constant also made a watercolor of Erlkönig.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Horreur, 1988
photo: Tom Haartsen

Horreur

1988
44.3cm x 44.4cm
color lithograph
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 85 [50 & 35 e.a.]

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le Cauchemar, 1988
photo: Tom Haartsen

Le cauchemar

1988
50.0cm x 50.0cm
color lithograph
Collection Fondation Constant

Editions: 210 (150 & XXXV & 25 H.C.)

Constant Nieuwenhuys-De brand I, 1987
photo: Tom Haartsen

De brand I

1987
19.6cm x 20.7cm
aquatint, etching
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 25

Constant Nieuwenhuys-De brand II, 1987
photo: Tom Haartsen

De brand II

1987
19.7cm x 20.5cm
aquatint, etching
Collection Fondation Constant

Edition: 20

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