Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa I, ca 1988

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Europa [I]

1988
Late period
55,0cm
x 36,0cm
gouache
paper
watercolour
Collection Cora and Hans de Vries, NL

CID

3026

Circa 1988

    Signed/dated

    Signed and titled Constant Europa, top left in sepia pencil

    Provenance

    Constant
    Collection Cora and Hans de Vries, NL
    2010 Hans de Vries (na overlijden Cora de Vries)
    Tags
    Animal
    Bull
    Erotica
    Myth
    People
    Woman

    Frame dimensions

    unknown

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa, ca 1989

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    Europa [II]

    1989
    Late period
    35,5cm
    x 24,8cm
    ink
    watercolour
    Collection Aaron Shatzman and Karen Kaplan, USA

    CID

    2866

    Circa 1989

      English title

      Europe [II]

      Signed/dated

      Signed and titled Constant, bottom left in black ink, "Europa", bottom left in purple ink.

      Provenance

      Constant
      Co Melkert, gitarist and friend of Constant
      2007 Bruins-Uding, NL (bought at Christie's, Amsterdam June 5 [Lot 177])
      2023 Aaron Shatzman and Karen Kaplan, USA (bought at Venduehuis, Den Haag [cat.nr. 31]
      Tags
      Animal
      Bull
      Erotica
      Myth
      People
      Woman

      Frame dimensions

      57,5 x 46,8 cm

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Voorstudie Europa, 1992 ca

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Image

      Voorstudie Europa

      1992
      Late period
      51,0cm
      x 36,0cm
      crayon
      pencil
      watercolour
      Collection Fondation Constant, NL

      CID

      2510

      Circa 1992.

        English title

        Study for Europa

        Signed/dated

        Signed and titled Constant EUROPA, bottom left in pencil
        Tags
        Animal
        Bull
        Erotica
        Myth
        People
        Woman

        Frame dimensions

        No

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-Stier, 1983

        Photographer

        Tom Haartsen

        Stier

        1983
        Late period
        45,2cm
        x 49,8cm
        paper
        watercolour
        Private collection, NL

        CID

        1739

          English title

          Bull

          Signed/dated

          Signed and dated Constant '83, centre right in blue pencil

          Provenance

          1983 Constant
          1984 Private collection, NL (Galerie Nouvelles Images)
          Tags
          Animal
          Black
          Blue
          Brown
          Bull
          Red

          Frame dimensions

          69,9 x 74 x 2,5 cm

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa, 1981 ca

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Europa

          1980
          Late period
          19,9cm
          x 22,3cm
          charcoal
          paper
          Teylers Museum, NL

          CID

          1119

          Circa 1980.

            English title

            Europe

            Signed/dated

            Titled Europa in ink bottom right and signed Constant in pencil bottom right

            Provenance

            Constant
            1980 Private collection, NL (Adèle van Rijckevorsel)
            2020 schenking van Egbert en Loes Dommering aan Teylers Museum, Haarlem
            Tags
            Animal
            Bull
            Erotica
            Myth
            Penis
            People
            Woman

            Frame dimensions

            36,8 x 37,8 x 1,2 cm

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-De stier, 1952

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            De stier

            1952
            Towards a synthesis of art
            77,0cm
            x 61,0cm
            linen
            oil paint
            Collection Fondation Constant, NL

            CID

            529

              English title

              The Bull

              Alternate titles

              De stier
              1952 Archive entry
              Stier
              1995

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated Constant '52, bottom left in grey paint
              Tags
              Abstract
              Animal
              Black
              Blue
              Bull
              White

              Frame dimensions

              nee

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-Europa, 1992

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              Europa

              1992
              Late period
              130,0cm
              x 97,0cm
              linen
              oil paint
              Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

              CID

              493

              Depicts the myth of the Greek god Zeus, who transforms into a white bull to seduce the young Phoenician woman Europa without his wife Hera finding out. The painting is perhaps inspired by the signing of the Maastricht treatment (Treaty on the European Union) on February 7th, 1992 confirming the European Union and the Euro.

                English title

                Europe

                Alternate titles

                Europe
                2000

                Signed/dated

                Signed and dated Constant '92, bottom right in grey paint
                Tags
                Animal
                Bull
                Erotica
                Myth
                People
                Woman

                Frame dimensions

                138,0 x 105,0 x 5,5 cm

                Image

                Constant Nieuwenhuys-Stier, 1971

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                Stier

                1971
                New Babylon
                18,7cm
                x 26,5cm
                aquatint
                etching
                Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                CID

                141

                Edition: 20

                  English title

                  Bull

                  Alternate titles

                  Stier
                  1971 Archive entry
                  Tags
                  Animal
                  Bull
                  Grey

                  Frame dimensions

                  No