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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Constructie met doorzichtige vlakken, 1954

Constant-Constructie with Transparent Planes, 1954 @MACBA Barcelona
Photo: Tom Haartsen


Over the last couple of years several international museums have aquired top pieces from Constant's oeuvre for their collection. We are happy and of course proud that the following museums have offered a new home to Constant's work so it can be seen and appreciated by more and more people:

2009 MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) - Construction with Transparant Planes, 1954

Constant. Kunstenaar & visionair

Constant. Kunstenaar & visionair


After the openings of the exhibitions Constant. Ruimte + Kleur. Van Cobra tot New Babylon en Constant - New Babylon. Na ons de vrijheid at the Cobra museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag respectively 28 and 29 May the exhibitions, Constant, his work and his legacy have received some media attention.


In this month's edition (nr 4 2016) of the Museumtijdschrift - Kunst, Erfgoed & Design an article on Constant's New Babylon in anticipation of the exhibitions Constant. Space + Colour at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen and Constant - New Babylon at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

NOUVEAU edition 2016-6

The media attention for Constant is as diverse as the techniques he used in his art, in this month's edition (2016-6) of the women's glossy NOUVEAU an article on Constant.

June 2nd the NRC will dedicate a full spread on the exhibitions, June 20th an article on Constant and the exhibitions will appear in the New York Times.


With the passing of 2015 and the arrival of 2016, we are also saying goodbye to two esteemed members of our board and welcoming two new members.


In 1954 Constant designed the IJhorst table in a limted edition for Spectrum Design at the request of Martin Visser. This year Spectrum Design decided to take the IJhorst table into production again at the Dutch Design Week 2015.

Photo: Hennie de Boer

Photo: Hennie de Boer


It’s been four years since the idea of a large New Babylon retrospective was conceived and a co-operation with Gemeentemuseum, Fondation Constant and Museo Reina Sofia was suggested. In those four years the exhibition grew from a suggestion into a full grown exhibition, which opened last Tuesday, October 20, 2015. And from the friendliness of the Reina Sofia staff to the passion and engagement of the audience I can only use superlatives to describe the experience.


Sold for 1 Dutch guilder, with the contributors randomly listed their names spelled without capital letters, the leaflet Provo 4 offers a unique view into 1965 with an interview about New Bablyon with Constant.

Cobra works by Asger Jorn and Constant

Cobra works by Asger Jorn and Constant.
Credit 2015 Silkeborg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York,; 2015 Constant/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam; Asger Jorn/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY,; 2015 Silkeborg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York,, Genevieve Hanson, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo


Read the article here: Cobra Artists Worked With a Passionate Style to Match Their Name
By Roberta Smith, New York Times, Oct 8, 2015


The clock is quickly ticking towards the opening of the largest New Babylon exhibition EVER! 150 works by Constant from all over the world will be shown at the Reina Sofia from October 21 2015 till February 29, 2016 together with two spectacular reconstructions. Last week our works arrived in Madrid with our courier and and restorer Janine van Reekum. With eight days to go till the grand opening, we are getting extremely excited looking at these photo's. Tic tac tic tac...