Berry Holslag, The Observer, 1994

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Part of The Sculpture Gallery

Berry Holslag
(1947) makes monumental and colourful figures in ceramics. They are easily recognizable for everyone. By making her figures more than life size, by giving them special attributes or by placing them on a pedestal Holslag gives her sculptures a special edge. This makes you want to look at them more closely. This is also the case with the man in the grey suit. Timeless and incorruptible he stands on his pedestal in the city center of The Hague. We look at him. But he also observes us.

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Berry Holslag, The Observer, 1994
photo: Sander Foederer, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Berry Holslag, The Observer, 1994, ceramics
photo: Renate Boere, Cas Marks, Laurens van der Pool