Lot 14
Post-War & Contemporary Art | 20 October 2021
Willem Hussem (1900-1974)


inscribed and dated in pencil '107-K-1974', and stamped with the artist's atelier stamp (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas, 140x120 cm

-Art Collection The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague.
-Sale for the benefit of The Hague University new art commission in 2022.

The present work by Willem Hussem graces the cover of this catalogue. It is one of the last paintings of Hussem, as he passed away on July 21, 1974, the same year this composition was made. His works from the 1970s are - with a few exceptions - geometric abstract paintings, without any curves or circles.

The composition of the present work is visually powerful. The purity of shape and colour and the silence of the white background create a great intensity. Hussem, who was assisted by Rinus van den Bosch, used adhesive tape to obtain these straight razor-sharp red stripes. The meticulousness of his red horizontal stripes largely contrasts with the impulsiveness and the spontaneity of the thin green line pushed straight out of the paint tube.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is currently working on an extensive participatory project called ‘Just a Few Seconds’, which will lead to a new art commission for a new work of art for the University of Applied Sciences in early 2022. This painting by Willem Hussem does not conform with the Institute's current art collection. After it had been in storage for some time, The Hague University decided to auction the work and to use the entire proceeds for the realisation of a new work of art for consumers, students and teachers of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

For this artist resale right is applicable from €2400 hammer price onwards

€ 7.000,00
€ 10.000,00


Totaal incl. kosten: €