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Acquisition Presentation Contemporary Drawings

from February 20 2010 until May 9 2010

Paul Noble, Egg, pencil on jesmonite, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Ewoud van Rijn, Everlasting Lust, Collection the artist, Courtesy: Galerie Ushi Kolb, Karlsruhe Paul Noble, Ye Olde Ruin, 2003-2004, graphite, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Ronald Cornelissen, De Aardappeleetsters, 2007, ink and pencil on paper, 72 x 97 cm, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Peter Feiler, detail Was nog Fehlt, 2006, graphite, color pencil, ink, chalk, 460 x 257.3 cm, Collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Peter Feiler, Was nog Fehlt, 2006, graphite, color pencil, ink, chalk, 460 x 257.3 cm, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Ronald Cornelissen, Black Oak, 2006, ink, and collage on paper, 72 x 97 cm, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

For the third time Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is reflecting on its own collection in public.

On this occasion it is the turn of national and international contemporary drawings. There are some eighty drawings by national and international artists, among them Paul Noble, Luc Tuymans, Hans de Wit, Ronald Cornelissen, Paul van der Eerden, Oscar de las Flores, Peter Feiler, Ewoud van Rijn, Krijn de Koning and Charles Avery.

Most of the drawings have not been shown in the museum before. This acquisition presentation focuses on the narrative and figurative side of contemporary drawing. Fabulous, terrifying and mysterious parallel universes are depicted on huge sheets of paper, in works like Ewoud van Rijn’s dark fantasy worlds.

Collection Two, the present installation from the permanent collection, features art up to 1945. This selection focuses on prints and drawings, a hundred and fifty of which are being shown. The acquisition presentation of contemporary drawings is a fine addition to it. It is the third and last of a series in which the museum is formulating guidelines for its own collection.