Erik Smits and I were asked by the Rijksmuseum to make a promotional photo for their exhibition Luxury in the Golden Age. Difficult matter since the collection of the real museum pieces was not available for the shoot,....So we came up with the idea to take archive photos from the Rijksmuseum collection, printed those life size and making the setting with the printed paper props.
170 treasures from 60 collections
The exhibition 'Asia > Amsterdam. Luxury in the Golden Age' also presents many 17th century paintings: still-lifes and portraits of citizens who had themselves painted among their newly acquired items of Asian luxury. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA. The loan items originate in such far-flung places as Moscow, St Petersburg, Versailles, London, Oxford, Madrid and Stockholm.
The design products are for sale in the Rijksmuseum shop.
Asia > Amsterdam
Luxury in the Golden Age
17 October 2015-17 January 2016
The exhibition Asia > Amsterdam will be on view in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, US from February 27 till June 4, 2016.