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Work falsely attributed to Constant

In 2013 the foundation informed the seller about the fact that the work they offered was in fact no a work by Constant. Recently we found that the seller still offers this work for sale, this time he uses Marktplaats: see advertisement here


Coming thursday, 11 of September, in Utrecht, during Gaudeamus muziekweek the 11 minutes opera Psychogeography. Henry Lefebvre versus Guy Debord. Maps of Tight Joint by Anna Mikhailova.

An opera for 3 voices [mezzo-soprano, baritone and tenor]and Pac-man Bass, based on life and work relationships between Henry Lefebvre, Guy Debord and Alice Becker-Ho


Sometimes I see people doing what they do, fullfilling their destiny, following their passion and I wonder if these people are the New Babylonians, the homo ludens, whom Constant envisioned? Watch Taiwan's famous street performer Isaac Hou with his amazing cyr wheel performance and judge for yourself.

The Real Lord of the Ring

Foto SFA001013062 De Cobra-schilder Constant Nieuwenhuys door J.J.M. de Jong

Foto SFA001013062
De Cobra-schilder Constant Nieuwenhuys door J.J.M. de Jong


 Katja Weitering writes a blog for Jeditha de Groot selecteert uit: Fotografie, Kunst, Mode about a photo she selected from the Spaarnestad archives. Het bruine behang, de appelgroene eettafel set, de kamerplanten en de cactussen; in gedachten teken ik het jaren ’70 interieur van mijn ouderlijk huis tot in de kleinste details uit. Toen ik twee jaar was, verhuisden we naar een ruimere woning. De levendige herinnering aan de kleine flat moet dus wel ontleend zijn aan het foto-album van mijn eerste levensjaren. Talloze malen doorgebladerd.

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Space Circus

Constant-cabinet, Space Circus


Constant's Space Circus is part of the exhibition Art is Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong at the Rijksmuseum from April 25th till September 7th 2014.
Art is Therapy

The text next to the Constant-cabinet reads:
  Health involves the capacity to think creatively about ways that things could be better. That’s what depression cuts off. Who knows what it would be really like in Constant’s world. But we can only admire the detail and grandeur of the vision.

Screenshot City Rising by Metahaven

For the exhibition Metahaven Selected Projects 2010-2014 at the Cobra museum, January 2014, designers collective Metahaven created the movie City Rising featuring Constant's New Babylon works.
City Rising is now online and can be viewed here:

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Diorama II, 1962

Constant, Diorama II, 1962


Fondation Constant is proud to announce that Constant's model Diorama II (1962) features in (the newly relaunched) Harvard Design Magazine no. 38 (Spring/Summer 2014). It is illustrating an interview of Lian Chikako Chang in conversation with Jonathan Zittrain called "Let's See What Happens."

False work offered: 'signed by Constant'

False work offered as 'signed by Constant', 2014


Recently we came across several murky works that were offered as art works by Constant at an online auction. We got notified and quickly discovered that one of the works was a copy of an existing watercolor, which makes the work an infringement on copyrights. The second was not even close to any of Constant's works, which makes the work either a misattribution or a forgery. And the last was also a copy of an existing drawing.


Ulrike Schmiegelt's blog on getting the Two Tower as a loan for the exhibition Desire for Freedom
Stories from Our Travels, Part I

23.11.2012  15:50

Shinkichi Tajiri-AKU-fountain, Arnhem

Shinkichi Tajiri, AKU-fountain, Arnhem


Please sign the petition below to save the AKU-fountain in Arnhem.The Explosive Forces of Nature, the pillar and the Pergola tree together form the AKU monument on the Gele Reijders plein in Arnhem designed by architect H. Brouwer. It's also the first public space assignment of Cobra artist Shinkichi Tajiri.
The city is threatening to replace this monument. Let your voice be heard by signing the petition to stop them: