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Large screen print by Jan Cremer from 2001. Title: Strada Rosso (Tuscan landscape). Edition: 51/150. The work is signed and dated in pencil lower right by the artist. Tabletop dimensions: H120.5 x W80.5cm. Dimensions representation: H110 x W76cm. The work is signed at the bottom right by the artist. The authenticity of the offered work is fully guaranteed. A certificate of authenticity can be emailed upon request.
When purchasing, the work can be picked up in 's-Gravenzande (near The Hague).
(Scheveningen), Rotterdam and Delft and 5 minutes from the beach). The deadline for it
pick up, with payment in advance, is very generous, in other words, the buyer can work for weeks or even
months later and, if possible, combine it with a visit to one of the
above towns or the beach. We can also ship the work. Our shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Jan Cremer (Enschede, April 20, 1940) is a Dutch writer and visual artist. Jan Cremer is best known for the novel Ik, Jan Cremer from 1964 and Ik Jan Cremer, Tweede Boek from 1966. His second book has sometimes been compared to On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Cremer has a keen ear for vulgar, humorous language and an eye for the absurd side of the American glamor world, which makes him related to Louis-Ferdinand Céline and Nathanael West, especially in Ik, Jan Cremer Derde Boek and Made in USA.
Jan Cremer was educated at the art academies of Arnhem and The Hague, where he lived in the Annastraat.
Cremer's literature and visual art show striking similarities. Both focus on breaking away from traditional aesthetics and age-old cultural baggage, as the following quotes illustrate:
"I don't read, I am read."
"Rembrandt? Who is that? I don't know anything about sports."
Jan Cremer with his book Ik, Jan Cremer (1964)
Both quotes reveal his ability to shock or at least attract attention and sell himself as a gutsy guy with provable talent (cf. James Dean): experiencing culture as a burden fits into this picture. Ik Jan Cremer in particular, but also his 'peinture barbarism', comparable to that of Karel Appel, shocked. Actions such as attaching a ticket worth NLG 1,000,000 to a painting (he was only 18 years old at the time) and crossing the book ball with a loud honking horn have made him an enfant terrible of Dutch visual art and literature.
The literary relevance of Cremer's work is mainly embodied in Ik Jan Cremer. Central to this is the liberation from the ideals of the 1950s. It is a harbinger of the free sex and wild 1960s. This explains why Cremer was also widely read outside the Netherlands. This also drew criticism. Parliamentary questions were asked about the book, it was called fascist and football hooligans were accused of "Jan Cremerism".
Cremer himself contributed heavily to this, because he saw the commercial possibilities. When a zealous policeman in Hengelo confiscated copies of Ik Jan Cremer in early 1964, statements of support from concerned parents appeared in a few newspapers. They all turned out to be written by Jan Cremer.
Cremer is portrayed by Remco Campert in his short story Tjeempie! Or Liesje in Luiletterland personified as the Predator, as one of the modern writers who goes to see Liesje. In this, Cremer is described as an aggressive mourner for whom everyone crawls in the dust. He knows it's about "munnie in pokkut and a bebie in bed", and instead of a car he has a golden helicopter. Of all modern writers, he has been characterized as the worst: "he is not a man but a beast".
In 1999 the short story collection De Venus van Montparnasse was published, a collection of twelve literary reports from Cremer's journalistic repertoire.
On November 30, 2000, he was appointed Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
In his book De Hunnen, Cremer fiercely criticizes the government in London during the occupation in World War II, which in 1944 called for the railway strike. According to him, this strike actually caused the Hunger Winter, because food from the northern parts of the country (including potatoes from Groningen) could not be transported to the large cities in the starving west of the country.
Jan Cremer (2017)
From 10 to 27 June 2013, Cremer auctioned more than a thousand works of art, photographs, letters and other personal documents and objects from his collection.
In 2020, the Frans Banninck Cocqpenning was awarded to him. The medal is awarded to Amsterdammers who have made themselves particularly meritorious in, for example, the cultural field. Deputy mayor Rutger Groot Wassink called Cremer 'a pastor and an advocate of the free Amsterdam as we know it now and where everyone is welcome'.