Published: December 2017
Author: Ruud Lapré
Portrait photos: Hans de Bruijn
Design: Mart. Warmerdam
Edition: 28.5 x 22.5 cm, 150 fc illustrations,
192 p., hard cover
Price: € 25,00
EUGÈNE BRANDS 10 X COLLECTED
Collector and art publicist Ruud Lapré discovered that there are several people in his network who own a respectable collection of works by Eugène Brands (1913-2002) which inspired him to publish a book about these collections. Besides giving prominence to the work of Eugène Brands in these mostly hidden collections of private collectors, the book also wants to shed light on the relationship that each of them has (had) with the artist and / or his work. In a more general sense, the book provides an interesting insight into what moves collectors of art: not only what they collect, but especially how and why. Lapré interviewed ten private collectors of Brands’ works for the book. Hans de Bruijn – known from the two Atelier books – made a beautiful photo portrait of each collector.
To make the book financially possible, a special edition of four different prints – after oil paintings on paper – by Eugène Brands was published. The edition was made available by the artist’s daughter, Eugénie Brands, and the Eugène Brands Foundation. Each print appears in an edition of 25, is numbered and provided with the authorized stamp of the foundation. This unique Collector’s Edition is for sale for only € 295, – per print (including VAT).
Fish above flowers, Bird Feeding and Landscape are giclee prints, printed in 4-colors on 310 grs Hahnemühle German Etching Paper, size: 36 x 39.5 cm. Woman with palette is a silkscreen, printed in 10-colors on 275 grs Rives BFK Paper. Size: 35 x 40 cm. The book Eugène Brands 10 x collected is also part of the edition.
View the prints here: eugene_brands_prints
Order the Collector’s Edition Fish above flowers here
Order the Collector’s Edition Woman with palette here