- Jaap Wagemaker
- Ravin Rouge
- signed and indisctinctly dated Wagemaker lower right; signed and dated '57 on the stretcher
- mixed media on canvas
- 125 by 96cm., 49¼ by 37¾in.
Düsseldorf, Galerie Gunar, Gust Romijn, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Jaap Wagemaker, Ölbilder und Gouaches, 1960
London, Marlborough New London Gallery, Woty Werner, Jaap Wagemaker, Hans Jaenisch, 1963
Newcastle upon Tyne, Stone Art Gallery, Jaap Wagemaker - Austin Cooper, 1964, no. 3
Newcastle upon Tyne, Laing Art Gallery, 1968 - 1996 (on loan)
Dublin, St James' Hospital, 1998 - 2015 (on loan)
Having moved to Amsterdam in 1946, Jaap Wagemakers’s early works are imbued with CoBrA’s colourful expressionism. Yet, the artist was not interested in seeking affiliation; it was in fact in Paris where, having moved in 1952, he became acquainted with the work of Jean Dubuffet and developed his own personal style which explores both the ‘matterism’ of Art Informel and the new techniques of assemblage. Indeed, works by Wagemaker were included in the pivotal 1961 exhibition The Art of Assemblage at MoMa, New York.