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Some interesting reads about art authentication in the United States. The blogs deal with the new Bill to amend the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, the role of the art authenticator, the law suits against them and the new kind of investor in the art market.

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Geboorte van een aquatint: Vechtpartij fase 9, 1994

Constant, Geboorte van een aquatint: Vechtpartij fase 9, 1994


Eleven portfolio's have been added to the website from Goede Morgen Haan, 1949 to Geboorte van een aquatint, 1994.
Find them under Work/Portfolio or click here


More and more artists want to infuence the world. They want to show their idealism and improve the world. But their work does not have the impact they envision. The exhibition Meer Macht in Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle shows work from artists who want to change the world. The exhibition is curated by Hans den Hartog Jager.

Avro's Kunstuur NL 2, Sunday, April 6 spend an item on the exhibition. See 16:25 for some of the woks by Constant in the exhibition.

Appel, Constant, Corneille, Kunstzaal Hubers, 1949-1

Appel, Constant, Corneille, Kunstzaal Hubers, 1949-1


These four handpainted posters were shown at the opening exhibition Wonder in Kranenburgh last year. They are hand painted posters by Appel, Constant and Corneille advertising their exhibition in Bergen in the summer of 1949.

Appel, Constant, Corneille

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Vrouw met hond, 1949

Constant, Vrouw met hond, 1949


At the Post-War and Contemporary Art auction 7 and 8 of April 2014 Vrouw en hond, 1949 and Femme Terrible, 1949 will be auctioned. Vrouw en hond, 1949 originally comes from the Karel van Stuijvenberg Collection and Femme Terrible, 1949 comes from the estate of the architect Har Oudejans, who bought it directly from Constant.

Post-War and Contemporary Art auction


Three months after publication of our website Fondation Constant celebrates a proud moment of recognition. From April 24th 2014 will be included in the digital archive of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National library of the Netherlands). The Koninklijke Bibliotheek preserves websites that are an important part of the Dutch digital heritage and that need to be preserved for present and future research. They preserve a collection of websites that is representative of the Dutch culture, history and society.

Trudy Nieuwenhuys, Ludo van Halem and Yoshikazu Nango

F.l.t.r. Trudy Nieuwenhuys, Ludo van Halem and Yoshikazu Nango


On March 11 and 20 Yoshikazu Nango, a Japanese scholar from the Meiji University in Tokyo, interviewed mrs Nieuwenhuys and Ludo van Halem for his dissertation about the influence of Constant on the modern city and architecture.
As sociologist mr Nango studies Theory of Urbanism and Architecture and wrote several papers on Constant voor Tokyo University and Japanese magazines. He will visit the Netherlands several times in the near future for more interviews and to see the collection.

Els Ottenhof in front of Constant's Construction with Ladders (1961), 2011

Els Ottenhof in front of Constant's Construction with Ladders (1961), 2011


As of March 18th 2014 Els Ottenhof (Financial Director of the Cobra museum) has joined our board as chair woman. By taking this position she allows mrs Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst to focus all of her attention on the research for the catalogue raisonné. Trudy will remain on the board as a member. We feel blessed to have these two dedicated and skillfull women on our team and look forward to the future!

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Les Touristes, 1972

Constant, Les Touristes, 1972


Bozro shows the painting Les Touristes (1972) and the Observatorium (1956) of Constant and work by amongst others Schoonhoven at the TEFAF 2014

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Steve Mcqueen, 1969

Steve Mcqueen, 1969


Fondation Constant is proud to present the exhibition MEER MACHT (More Power) that will open on March 30th at Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle. Fondation Constant gave several works on loan for the exhibition: the construction Two Towers and several collages from 1972 that have only been exhibited once before in 1973.