Constant and Nel in Seville, 1962

1962

Constant and his third wife Nel van Kerkhoven in Seville, 1962

Constant playing guitar on a ladder, ca 1962

1962

The year is a rough estimate. Constant playing the guitar in his studio at the Henri Polaklaan 25 Amsterdam amidst of constructions and models. 

Constant playing guitar, 1962

1962

Constant playing guitar in his studio, ca 1962.

Constant with parrot at his studio, 1962

1962

Constant with parrot at his studio surrounded by Infinite Line and Nébulose Mécanique, 1962.

Discipline or invention?

1962

Discipline or invention? unpublished manuscript for students of the Pratt-Institute, New York, 1962. Published in M. Wigley, Constant’s New Babylon. The Hyper-Architecture of Desire, Rotterdam 1998, p. 142.

Herta on a chair

1962

ca 1962

NB: We do not have a version fit for print of this image

Neo-Babylone

1962

Neo-Babylone in L’architecture d’aujourd’hui, vol. 33, nº 102, 1962, p. 77

New Babylon

1962

New Babylon in Randstad nº 2, 1962, p. 127-128.

Simon Vinkenoog and Constant, 1962

1962

Constant and Simon Vinkenoog sitting behind Big yellow sector, 1962.

NB: Not available in high res!

 

Simon Vinkenoog and Constant, 1962-2

1962

Simon Vinkenoog and Constant, 1962

NB: Not available in high res! Contact the Bram Wisman estate for a high resolution image.

TV recording with Simon Vinkenoog, 1962

1962

TV recording with Simon Vinkenoog in 1962.

TV recordings with Simon Vinkenoog, 1962-2

1962

TV recordings with Simon Vinkenoog in 1962.

Kijk op Kunst

1961

Broadcast on May 18, 1961-KRO

Nieuw-Babylon

1961

Introduction at the lectures series Architektuur Commentaar (Architecture Criticism) by Professor ir. J.H. van den Broek at the TH Delft, The Netherlands.

Current society presented me with the choice between solitary confinement in an ivory tower or commercial slavery, I chose to revolt. I went into hiding in New-Babylon. And from my hiding place I organise a guerilla against the existing culture, or whatever is left of that. Constant in his lecture at TH Delft, 1961. 

Constant & Nel Kerkhoven, 1961

1961

Wedding photo of Constant and his third wife, Nel Kerkhoven, 1961.

NB: Not available in high res!

Constant and Co Melkert making music

1961

Constant is clapping his hands and Co Melkert is playing the guitar.

NB: We do not have a version fit for print of this image.

Jocko and Constant in pyjama, 1961

1961

Constant in pyjama with his pet monkey Jocko after a truck had run over his foot while he was walking his dog, 1961.

Jocko and Constant, 1961

1961

Constant with his pet monkey Jocko at home after a truck had run over his foot while he was walking his dog, 1961.
On the back in Constant's handwriting: Will you behave from now on...?

Jocko en Constant, 1961

1961

Constant and his pet monkey, Jocko.

Jocko on the model Orient Sector, 1961

1961

Constant's pet monkey, Jocko on the model Orient Sector, 1961