Duende Art Projects is proud to announce it will be selling the private collection of Cees van Strien (1929-2019) at the PAN art fair in Amsterdam coming November. The Dutch architect started collecting in 1962 and brought together a carefully selected group of 30 important African and Oceanic artworks over the course of 50 years of collecting. Purchasing mostly from major art dealers such as Loed & Mia van Bussel, Lucien Van de Velde, Philippe Guimiot and Johan Henau, he build a small exquisite private collection. In 1990, Van Strien lent several masks to the acclaimed exhibition “Sculpture from Africa and Oceania” at the renowned Kroller-Müller museum in The Netherlands. Van Strien inspired many other Dutch collectors and was known to have one of the finest ‘eyes’ of his generation. Duende Art Projects will honor his legacy at the PAN art fair with a special presentation and publication with the ambition to inspire a new generation to start collecting classical African and Oceanic Art. It will be a perfect excuse for a trip to Amsterdam – so do save the date.
PAN Amsterdam, the Netherland's leading fair in art, antiques and design. Every year, more than 45,000 art lovers are inspired and tempted by the many thousands of works of art on show. Whether your interest lies in classical antiquity, old masters, photography, contemporary art, antiques, designer furniture, decorative objects, and now also classical African and Oceanic art thanks to Duende Art Projects' first participation, PAN is the perfect place to compare art, gather information and make surprising discoveries.
Please get in touch if you want us to send you an invitation for the private viewing on Saturday November 19th. The fair officially opens on Sunday November 20th and runs until Sunday November 27th at the RAI convention center.