PP23 COLLECTING COLLECTION Personal Reflection – Works and stories from the Agnes & Frits Becht Collection

Artists: Hubert Bekman, Jan Dibbets, Marlene Dumas, Ger van Elk, Lucio Fontana, Kees de Goede, Jann Haworth, Berend Hoekstra, Natasja Kensmil, Tetsumi Kudo, Mimmo Rotella, Wim T. Schippers, Co Westerik

"We have no historic or scientific claim. Collecting is to some extent a selfish activity. You want to have the works around you, and you feel that the collection is a reflection of yourself.” A. & F. Becht, 1988

From the 60s to the 90s, Agnes and Frits Becht collected works from Dutch and international artists, witnessing amongst others the development of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art, and Italian Conceptual Minimalism. Their collection tells the story of what they loved, the adventures they lived, the people they met, and the relationships they built along the way.

Curated by their granddaughter Eline Becht, this exhibition combines artworks, archival documents, and anecdotes - works are accompanied by personal stories to give visitors a glimpse into the life of a couple who lived surrounded by artists and art.

In the picture from left to right: Wim Beeren, Ger van Elk, Rudi Fuchs, Frits Becht

03 Sep - 06 November
Toussaintkade 49

Guide

Geraldine Kol
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