it wasn't me - nouvelles images den haag - 1987

In 1985/1986 Bart Drost made 36 paintings on bitumen paper, 220x100 cm. As much of his work  these paintings together also formed 'a series'. Ton Berends, former gallery owner of Nouvelles Images in The Hague wanted to show in his gallery the installation 'for my youngest son', which in 1986 was developed for the small church of Persingen. "Only if also the series ' I did nothing ' will be shown," was the answer of Drost. So it came to pass. All 36 paintings were hanged in the Gallery. To the displeasure of the gallery owner: there were too many and ' too many= not marketable. " The good man knew his trade like no other: Drost went home with all 36 paintings after the exhibition period. .

Of the exhibition are no photos remained. The pictures above are recordings from Drosts Studio in 1985.

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands