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Constant Nieuwenhuys-Espace Érothique, 1971
photo: Tom Haartsen

Erotic Space

1971
165.0cm x 175.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Ladderlabyrinth, 1971
photo: Tom Haartsen

Ladderlabyrint

1971
165.0cm x 175.0cm
linen, oil paint
Private collection
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Der blaue Draufgänger, 1969
photo: Tom Haartsen

Der blaue Draufgänger

1969
190.1cm x 200.0cm
linen, oil paint, spray paint
Collection Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL longterm loan from Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Ode à l'Odéon, 1969
photo: Gemeentemuseum The Hague

Ode à l'Odéon

1969
190.0cm x 200.0cm
aluminum paint, linen, oil paint, spray paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Collection Kunstmuseum Den Haag, NL

In Constant's own words: 'Ode à l’Odéon was my first painting after New Babylon. In 1968 there was the student uprising in Paris, where the Odéon theater was occupied. I was in Paris then, by chance on the Rue de l’Odéon. I saw it all from close by.'
Ref: 'Constant' by Linda Boersma, BOMB 91/Spring 2005/ART

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Fiesta Gitana, 1964
photo: Tom Haartsen

Fiesta gitana

1964
160.0cm x 185.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Homo Ludens, 1964
photo: Tom Haartsen

Homo ludens

1964
158.8cm x 183.9cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL

After reading Johan Huizinga's book Homo Ludens (Man at Play) of Johan Huizinga Constant develops his ideas for New Babylon the futuristic city for the creative man at play.

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le Labyriste, 1963
photo: Tom Haartsen

De Labyrist

1963
185.0cm x 162.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection ProWinko
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Groeten uit New Babylon, 1963
photo: Tom Haartsen

Groeten uit New Babylon

1963
160.2cm x 185.1cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen, NL on loangterm loan from Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Paysage artificiel, 1963
photo: Tom Haartsen

Paysage artificiel

1963
160.0cm x 185.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection K. van Stuijvenberg on loan to Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL
Constant Nieuwenhuys-Adieu la P, 1962
photo: Tom Haartsen

Adieu la P.

1962
112.5cm x 145.5cm
linen, oil paint
Collection Fondation Constant longterm loan to Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL

Constant says farewell to painting. Wether the P stands for peinture or paix or something else entirely remains to be seen.

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