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Constant Nieuwenhuys-ZT/Daidalos, 1977

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

ZT/Daidalos

1977
Late period
paper
watercolour
Collection unknown

CID

6355

Only available in black and white.

In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful architect, craftsman and artist, and was seen as a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and power.He is best know as the father of Icarus but also was the uncle of Perdix, and possibly also the father of Iapyx, although this is unclear. He invented and built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, but shortly after finishing it King Minos had
Daedalus imprisoned within the labyrinth. He and his son Icarus devised a plan to escape by using wings made of wax that Daedalus had invented. They escaped, but sadly Icarus did not heed his father's warnings and flew too close to the sun. The wax melted and Icarus fell to his death. This left Daedalus heartbroken, but instead of giving up he flew to the island of Sicily.

    English title

    No Title/Daedalus

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated, Constant '77, bottom right in pencil

    Provenance

    1977 Constant
    Tags
    Man
    Myth

    Frame dimensions

    No

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    Constant Nieuwenhuys-15 La flûte de Pan, 2000

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

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    Constant 1998 1999 2000-15 La flûte de Pan

    2000
    Late period
    paper
    pen
    pencil
    Collection Fondation Constant, NL

    CID

    3312

      English title

      Pan's Flute

      Signed/dated

      Titled La flûte de PAN, top right in pencil

      Provenance

      1998-2000 Constant
      2005 Collection Fondation Constant
      Tags
      Animal
      Fantasy creature
      Flute
      Man
      Music
      Myth

      Frame dimensions

      No

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      Constant Nieuwenhuys-14 Marsyas, 2000

      Photographer

      Unknown

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      Constant 1998 1999 2000-14 Marsyas

      2000
      Late period
      paper
      pen
      pencil
      Collection Fondation Constant, NL

      CID

      3311

        Signed/dated

        Titled Marsyas, top right in pencil

        Provenance

        1998-2000 Constant
        2005 Collection Fondation Constant
        Tags
        Animal
        Fantasy creature
        Flute
        Man
        Music
        Myth

        Frame dimensions

        No

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        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

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          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Femme et cheval, ca 1987

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Femme et cheval

          1987
          Late period
          35,5cm
          x 41,0cm
          paper
          watercolour
          Collection K. van Stuijvenberg, NL

          CID

          3019

          Circa 1987

            English title

            Woman and Horse

            Alternate titles

            Rustende amazone
            1988

            Signed/dated

            Signed Constant, bottom left in black pencil

            Provenance

            1987 ca Constant
            1988 Collection d'Art
            Collection K. van Stuijvenberg, NL (gift from Constant)
            Tags
            Animal
            Horse
            Myth
            People
            Woman

            Frame dimensions

            No

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            Constant Nieuwenhuys-Voorstudie Orpheus 1, 1988

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            Voorstudie Orpheus 1

            1988
            Late period
            31,5cm
            x 32,7cm
            paper
            watercolour
            Collection Bruins-Uding, NL

            CID

            2869

              English title

              Study for Orpheus 1

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated, Constant '88, bottom right in black pencil. Titled "ORPHEUS", bottom center in black pencil.

              Provenance

              1988 Constant
              1988 Private collector (?)
              2005 Private collector (at Sotheby's)
              Tags
              Animal
              Guitar
              Lion
              Man
              Music
              Myth

              Frame dimensions

              57,0 x 54,6 cm

              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

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                Constant Nieuwenhuys-Pietà, ca 1940

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                Pietà [II]

                1940
                Early period
                32,7cm
                x 22,5cm
                lithograph
                Private collection, NL

                CID

                2789

                Circa 1940

                  Signed/dated

                  No signature or date

                  Provenance

                  1940 Constant
                  Private collection, NL
                  Tags
                  Family
                  Jesus
                  Man
                  Mother
                  Myth
                  Portrait
                  Religion
                  Woman

                  Frame dimensions

                  No

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                  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

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                    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Voorstudie Prometheus 2, 1989 ca

                    Photographer

                    Tom Haartsen

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                    Voorstudie Prometheus 2

                    1989
                    Late period
                    52,0cm
                    x 36,1cm
                    crayon
                    oil paint
                    paper
                    pencil
                    watercolour
                    Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                    CID

                    2509

                    Circa 1989.

                      English title

                      Study Prometheus 2

                      Signed/dated

                      Signed Constant, bottom left in pencil. Prometheus bottom right outside the frame in pencil
                      Tags
                      Animal
                      Bird
                      Brown
                      Eagle
                      Grey
                      Man
                      Myth
                      People
                      Sepia
                      Suffering

                      Frame dimensions

                      No