What has become of the American dream?

Peter van Oostzanen

imaginary

€ 395
free shipping

What has become of the American dream?

Peter van Oostzanen

imaginary

€ 395
free shipping
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Inspiration
The financial crisis of 2008 formed the inspiration for this painting, in which the 'American dream' came to a complete stop with a full bang. The car is a symbol for the American dream, which indicates that the American man is doing well and gives him his freedom. But what is that American dream really worth if its symbol appears to be transient?

Work method
For this work Peter started with a quick sketch. When the time has come to start the painting, a process of drawing, sketching and thinking then follows. Peter goes in search of proportions, composition and colors. This ultimately results in a complete concept. For this painting he created a landscape of a fantasy city. For the car he used a photo of his befriended photographer, Erwin Wittenberg. This work is painted with oil on panel according to the classic method in many layers. This painting is build up out of more than ten layers.

Value of the original work: €6.000,-

Exclusive limited edition of 50

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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 "What has become of the American dream?" by Peter van Oostzanen bears the artist's signature and a handwritten edition number.

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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 "What has become of the American dream?" 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 50
Artist:Peter van Oostzanen
Title work:What has become of the American dream?
Material:Hahnemühle Photorag
Frame:unframed
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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