Tuesday, August 30, 2011
man (own work, 1985-2005, 40 x 60 cm (approx.), click on the image for an enlargement)
the above drawing (of which i have only a poor photograph, and which has been slightly altered since) was stolen from the corridor in my studio building, last june. by someone with a key, even, which makes it all the more painful. i have since removed my paitings and drawings from the corridor.
obviously someone thought the drawing beautiful enough to steal. but for me it is a unique work, which i created primarily in art school (art academy utrecht) and which i later retouched and slightly modified for more effect. it was not for sale, because it is a dear example of how i started out as an artist.
i cannot put into words how cowardly and callous i find this theft. perhaps i will write some more posts on art theft in general.