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The series ‘Crush’ consists of twenty photographs, of which the museum owns three. Paul Kooiker deals with a classical subject, the nude, but is not looking for ideal beauty. In messy rooms, he displays naked women more as pieces of furniture than as people. The models stand or lie in inelegant poses and seem unaware of the camera; their faces remain unrecognisable. The lack of sharp focus in some images and the nonchalant manner in which Kooiker photographs his subjects gives the suggestion that he is spying on the women. The observer is a voyeur and the female body is an object.

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Title Crush #2
Material and technique Black and white photograph
Object type
Photograph > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 161 cm
Width 211 cm
Depth 4.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Paul Kooiker
Accession number 3626 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 2010
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2010
Age artist About 45 years old
Exhibitions Surreëel: foto's uit de collectie van Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2011)
External exhibitions La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2012)
Inkjet print > Stencil screen printing technique > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Paul Kooiker

Rotterdam 1964

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