Harakiri

1980
41.5cm x 13.0cm x 13.0cm
brass
Collection Fondation Constant, NL
CID: 687

Circa 1980

Heroïnehoertje

1980
42.0cm x 52.5cm
paper, watercolour
Collection unknown
CID: 2883

Constant's house on the Kromme Wall was very close to the Amsterdam Red Light District, an area that suffered from a huge drug problem in the 1980's. This poignant image arose after Constant encountered one of the many heroin-addicted sex workers in his neighbourhood.

Homère

1980
59.5cm x 45.0cm
paper, watercolour
Private collection, NL
CID: 2359

Circa 1980

Hommage à Niño Ricardo

1980
82.0cm x 67.0cm
ink, paper
Collection Rabo Kunstcollectie
CID: 1433

L'Ultima cena

1980
63.4cm x 72.3cm
aquatint, etching
Collection Fondation Constant, NL
CID: 682

Edition: 70

There are two different origin stories accompanying this painting. According to the art dealer Nico Delaive, Constant got his inspiration in 1979 when he paid Delaive a two month visit in Italy. One day, Constant saw a bridal couple sitting at a large table with guests. He later declared to Delaive that this scene had formed the basis for the painting.

La belle et la bête

1980
23.5cm x 24.5cm
crayon, ink, pencil
Private collection, NL
CID: 2987

Circa 1980

Landschap

1980
23.5cm x 31.8cm
crayon, paper, watercolour
Private collection, NL
CID: 2240

Circa 1980
The image size as drawn by Constant: 21 x 29,4 cm

Le poète [I]

1980
paper, watercolour
Collection unknown
CID: 3255

Los Guerrilleros

1980
87.0cm x 90.0cm
linen, oil paint
Collection ProWinko
CID: 1085

Guerrilla, partisan, soldier who engages in irregular warfare (usually a member of a loosely organized band of soldiers which utilizes hit-and-run methods to fight the enemy); irregular, soldier who does not belong to an organized fighting force.

 

Man met baret

1980
59.0cm x 45.0cm
paper, watercolour
Collection Fondation Constant, NL
CID: 192

The man in the watercolor closely resembles the painter himself going to his studio wearing a beret and green trenchcoat.