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Dutch painter, born in Eindhoven. He made apparently simple and spontaneous paintings which were, nonetheless, full of references to literature, art, and mass media. In spite of a superficial resemblance to the *Neo-Expressionist painting which was so successful in the 1980s, he located himself more alongside such ironists as *Duchamp, *Picabia, *Magritte, and *Broodthaers. In 1985 he held an exhibition entitled ‘Mooie Tentoonstellingen’ (Beautiful Exhibitions), dominated by a motif which can be read both as a bow-tie and a perspectival rendering of the gallery space.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)