Here you can find links to articles from American news outlets that feature Dutch art, architecture and design.

  • Rob VoermanDate: February 16, 2012

    Source: Times Newsweekly, by Sam Goodman

    News Item: A Brooklyn Warehouse for Aspiring Artists

    Quote: Rob Voerman’s studio is the most cluttered of the three, and for good reason. Large pieces of wood litter the room, in preparation for a large sculpture he intends to display at a future show at The Armory Show in Chelsea in March.The structures, he explained, are large enough for people to step inside them, and the addition of pieces of colored glass create “another way of looking at the world.”

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  • Rineke DijkstraDate: February 15, 2012

    Source: Vogue, by Leslie Camhi

    News Item: Forever Young: Rineke Dijkstra Retrospective at SFMOMA

    Quote: Like her predecessor August Sander’s iconic portraits of 1920s Weimar society, the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra’s large-scale photographs from the early 1990s, of young bathers standing posed against the backdrop of the sea, hint at entire worlds in miniature—from the glitz of Hilton Head, South Carolina (subtly present in a fourteen-year-old girl’s silky orange bikini) to the gangly innocence of teens in Odessa, Ukraine, their Communist childhoods still fresh in memory.

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  • Time LightBoxDate: February 8, 2012

    Source: Time LightBox, by Alexander Ho

    News Item: Roller Coasters in Rwanda; Fairy Tales in Turkmenistan.

    Quote: While photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefje Blankevoort traveled through Northern Iraq in 2006, researching a story on the Kurds and their efforts to create a united Kurdistan, they stumbled across a surreal scene amidst the daily reports of kidnappings and sectarian violence—an amusement park called Dream City, located on what was formerly a military base for Saddam Hussein.

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  • Date: February 8, 2012

    Source:, by Francis Xavier

    News Item: Artist Hester Scheurwater blurs the line between private and public

    Quote: There are those who believe we live in a voyeuristic society; some like to watch and some like to be watched.  Artist Hester Scheurwater is exploring voyeurism, the power of female sexuality, and the hypocrisy of social media with her eye cast not outward but inward.



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  • Date: February 6, 2012

    Source: Co.Design, by Suzanne Labarre

    News Item: Robot Now Printing Mini-Chairs And Tables From Melted Refrigerators.

    Quote: Dirk Vander Kooij has expanded his menu of robot-built furnishings made out of melted refrigerators, with a new miniature chair and a dining-room table. The Dutch designer blew us away last year at the Graduation Show of the Design Academy Eindhoven, when he presented a disused industrial robot that’d been hacked to spew a hot stream of ground-up, recycled refrigerator bits in the shape of a chair. The robot was capable of spitting out 4,000 chairs a year, each customizable and totally functional.

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  • Date: February 4, 2012

    Source: The Wall Street Journal, by Lauren Porcaro Dorment

    News Item: The Master Builder of Towers of Flowers

    Quote: At the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a recent Monday, a Budget rental truck was parked on the sidewalk, with large, bundled branches sticking out of its bay. In the Great Hall, Remco van Vliet inspected heaps of ilex berry, brown-backed magnolia and hydrangea flown in from Holland.



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  • The New York TimesDate: February 2, 2012

    Source: The New York Times, by Roberta Smith

    News Item: In the eye of his storms

    Quote: PHILADELPHIA — Vincent van Gogh was shaken but also calmed by nature. The natural landscape inspired some of his most implacably innovative paintings, roiled of surface, ablaze with color and steeped in feeling. They are blunt, irresistible instruments for seeing. Yet nature — and its tiniest details in particular — also sharpened his visual acuity and soothed and comforted his often unstable personality.

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  • IkonoDate: February 1, 2012

    Source: Ikono

    News Item: The films of Lernert and Sander

    Quote: Lernert & Sander are two dutch artists and friends who decided that working alone was getting boring and started collaborating on art related projects. Since their first video Chocolate Bunny they’ve been working on commercials, leaders, art movies, documentaries and installations.

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  • Date: January 26, 2012

    Source: The Leader-Herald

    News Item: Liz Taylor-owned Dutch master sells for $2M in NYC

    Intro: A 17th century portrait that hung in Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air home has sold for $2 million at a New York City auction. It was only recently reattributed to the Dutch master Frans Hals (halz).

    Christie’s says “Portrait of a Man” went to a buyer bidding by phone. Its presale estimate was up to $1 million.

    In 1974, a scholar attributed it to one of Hals’ followers, based on a photo of the work. (Click link to read more)

    Link: The Leader-Herald

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  • The New York TimesDate: January 26, 2012

    Source: The New York Times, by Carol Vogel

    News Item: A Venerable Fresh Face Goes on Tour

    Quote: The No. 1 question from visitors to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, according to Emilie Gordenker, is “Where is ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’?” The problem is, this beloved Vermeer painting, the Dutch Mona Lisa, as it has been called, doesn’t reside at the national Rijksmuseum at all but some 30 miles down the road in the lesser-known Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, in The Hague.

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