|Period||2000 to present|
|Dimensions||29.5 cm x 42 cm (h x b)|
C print by Paul Blanca. Title: Deformation. Dimensions sheet: H29.5 x w42cm. Dimensions of the presentation: H25.5 x W34cm. The work is signed by the artist at the bottom right. The authenticity of the work offered is fully guaranteed. A certificate of authenticity can be emailed upon request.
An exhibition by this artist is currently on view in the photo museum in The Hague: Homage to Paul Blanca.
Upon purchase, the work can be picked up in 's-Gravenzande (near The Hague (Scheveningen), Rotterdam and Delft and 5 minutes from the beach). The term for collection, when paid in advance, is very long, ie the buyer can collect the work weeks or even months later and if possible combine it with a visit to one of the above-mentioned cities or the beach. We can also ship the work. Our shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Paul Blanca, pseudonym of Paul Vlaswinkel, (Curaçao, November 11, 1958 – Amsterdam, October 15, 2021) was a Dutch photographer. In his early years he was described as a 'volatile' person with a lot of energy, but at the same time with a vulnerable sensitivity. Blanca made portraits in which he molested himself with razors, iron wire, arrows, nails, and needle and thread. One of his most famous pictures is with a crying Mickey Mouse, carved into Blanca's back.
life and work
In his younger years, Blanca practiced the sport of kickboxing at a high level. By his own account, his first camera was a Canon F1, a camera he had obtained through a burglary. Once started as a young photographer, Blanca worked with Hans van Manen and, as a non-dancer, got a leading role in Van Manen's Piano Variations IV. His developed motor skills and skills in kickboxing were central to the choreography devised for him. As photographers, Blanca and Van Manen collaborated on a series of photographs in which they photographed themselves, each other and others, with the theme: 'The man as Lustobject'.
In the mid-eighties Blanca became friends with fellow artists such as Rob Scholte and Koos Dalstra. In 1986 he published a series of double portraits with Dalstra Timing. Fifty portraits of people from the Amsterdam art world with photos by Blanca and poems by Dalstra. Blanca also met and befriended American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In terms of photography, Mapplethorpe considered Blanca to be "its only competitor".
In the late eighties/early nineties, Blanca spent about two years in Zaragoza and documented bullfighting there. This eventually resulted in a series of serigraphs called Sangre de Toro (Blood of the Bull). Instead of ink, he actually used the blood of the bulls for the prints. Around this time, Blanca also started writing columns, first a year for Het Parool but later also for Nieuwe Revu. In this magazine he not only reported on his life as an artist, but also on his life as a drug addict and his experiences with the criminal circuit.
In the mid-1990s, Blanca was accused of the bombing of Rob Scholte and his then wife Micky Hoogendijk. Scholte himself expressed this accusation in an interview, an accusation that would never be proven. As a result of this affair, Blanca lost his popularity as a photographer and he became increasingly isolated within the art world
In 2021 the film Paul Blanca, This film saves your life by the director Ramón Gieling was released. This documentary portrays Blanca's great talent and his life, work and downfall. The film was announced at release with a salutation that it looked like it "didn't have long to live".
Blanca passed away on October 15, 2021 at the age of 62
In good condition considering the age. There is a small kink in the silver part. See picture. The back has adhesive residue from a previous framing. There is a small tear in the white border at the top left. When framed, it falls completely under the passe-partout.
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|Pick up||Yes, possible|
|Location of the object||'s-Gravenzande, the Netherlands|
|Start time:||27-09-2022 at 12:07|
|End time:||02-10-2022 at 21:12|