I am not afraid of red, yellow and blue

Peter van Oostzanen


€ 235
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I am not afraid of red, yellow and blue

Peter van Oostzanen


€ 235
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The inspiration for this painting arose shortly after the destruction of the painting 'Who is afraid of red and yellow and blue III' in 1986. The painting by Barnett Newman was then inaugurated at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and was destroyed by an Amsterdammer who in a state of paranoia damaged the painting with a stanleymes to show his aversion against the "plague" of abstract art. The idea of Peter was to transform the abstract painting back into a (magical) realistic painting. So the reverse way of what the abstract artists normally do.

In Peters painting is the history of 'Who is afraid of red and yellow and blue III' processed. A bird is connected to the painting with a chain, a snip. The snip was depicted on the note of 100 guldens (old Dutch currency) and was also the nickname for a 100 gulden note. This snip represents the millions of guldens that the painting ultimately cost. Next to the floating painting is a black man who screams defiantly: "I am NOT afraid of red, yellow and blue!". Behind the man is a post with a fragment of the painting 'victory boogie woogie' by Mondriaan. Barnett Newman was very inspired by Mondrian.

Work method
Peter first reads a lot about the subject and then starts to document. Then he starts sketching and drawing until he has the composition and proportions exactly as he wants them. It is based on the two above mentioned paintings and photographic material, supplemented with his own imagination. 'I'm NOT afraid of red, yellow and blue' was painted with oil on a panel in the so-called wet in wet-technique.

Price of the original work: €6.000,-

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Special art print
Special art prints are issued in lower numbers and produced with superior printing techniques on extraordinary material with a high-end finish. The size of the work is often larger than the original and they come 'ready-to-hang' with a suspension system included.

The limited edition special art print "I am not afraid of red, yellow and blue" by Peter van Oostzanen bears the artist's signature and a handwritten edition number.

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A unique certificate of authenticity is issued and included with every purchased print. The certificate contains an image of the artwork, material specifications and the edition number. The certificate is signed by the original artist and the master printer and carries the embossed Certified Art Giclée™ quality mark.

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Mr. Wallski offers a lifelong warranty on conservation and colour retention, provided you treat the print correctly. The certificate of authenticity is your proof of ownership. We therefore recommend that you keep the certificate in a safe and dry place.

Hahnemühle Photorag
The fine art print "I am not afraid of red, yellow and blue" by Peter van Oostzanen is made using archival pigment ink on 308 grams Hahnemühle Photorag paper showing rasterless fineness. Photorag paper consists of 100% cotton and is acid-free. It has an extremely smooth texture and is treated with a high-quality matte coating that meets the highest standards set by museums and art collectors.

Type:Fine art print
Edition:Limited edition of 100
Artist:Peter van Oostzanen
Title work:I am not afraid of red, yellow and blue
Material:Hahnemühle Photorag
Size print:80 x 80 cm
Size image:70 x 70 cm
Certificate of authenticity:Yes
Artist signature:Yes
Warranty:Lifelong quality guarantee

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about the artist

Meet Peter van Oostzanen

Peter van Oostzanen

At that time it was not done to paint something that came even close to realism, but Oostzanen decided to go against the grain. He sticked to his own ideas and fantasies and developed his signature magical realism style.

‘Nothing seems impossible in Peter's world. His paintings marvel and alienate, but at the same time give you a feeling of recognisability.'

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