Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-L'exécution, 1982

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Image

1982
140,0cm
x 150,0cm
linen
oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL

Constant was very shocked by the brutal, planned murder of four Dutch journalists - Koos Koster, Hans ter Laag, Jan Kuiper and Joop Willemsen - who worked for IKON and wanted to report on the civil war in El Salvador in 1982. The four journalists had been ambushed - a bowl in the middle of wooded hills - where about twenty armed soldiers had holed up. This made escape impossible for the four.

    English title

    The Execution

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated, Constant '81-'82, bottom right in black paint on brown fond

    Frame dimensions

    No
    Title Year
    ZT/Voorstudie L'Exécution 1982