Peter Pontiac – Holland Festival presents: Willem de Ridder’s kunstgeschiedenis (1983)

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Peter Pontiac - Willem de Ridder retrospectief (1983)

Great drawings by Peter Pontiac for an exhibition on Willem de Ridder

Peter Pontiac – Holland Festival presents: Willem de Ridder’s kunstgeschiedenis. Content: Willem de Ridder retrospective. The poster of the Holland Festival exhibition at the Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, July 8 - August 28, 1983. Published in conjunction with the catalog for the exhibition.

Condition: Folded in 16. Overall condition: Very good.
Poster 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Groninger Museum, Groningen. Year: 1983.
Size: 83.5 x 30.1 cm. Pages: 1. Language: Dutch. Seller inventory: #26462.

Background information

Willem de Ridder - In 1962 Willem de Ridder (1939) founded, together with others, the Mood Engineering Society (MES) aimed at establishing a theater form in which the audience participated. He was an important artist in the Fluxus movement founded by George Maciunas. With Peter J. Muller he founded the pop magazine Beatbox and in 1965 the first Dutch underground magazine Hitweek. He was a co-editor of the underground sex magazine Suck. Willem de Ridder was instrumental in the establishment in 1968 of the Amsterdam youth centers Paradiso and Fantasio (which later became the spiritual center De Kosmos). 

Ref: Patrick Bakkenes (2019) Kantelaars van de Sixties. Twaalf interviews over de erfenis van een tijdperk (In de Knipscheer, Haarlem) pp. 113-144; Harry Ruhé & Jeanette Dekeukeleire (2017) The adventures of Willem de Ridder (Cult Club Edition, Amsterdam).

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