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Apr 112017
 

KLAAS KLOOSTERBOER, Ritueel van de bezetting / Ritual of occupation, 2002
photo copy print, 22 pp., hand drawn cross on page 9
Dutch / English text by Kees van Gelder
translation Michael Gibbs
edition 100 of which 50 are signed and numbered
here number 17/50
published by Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
€ 50,-

In 2002 Klaas Kloosterboer visited the renovated men’s toilet rooms at Schiphol Airport and was confronted with newly designed urinals that depict a fly target embossed on the porcelain. It matched fully with his ideas on occupying empty spaces on canvasses he was dealing with as a painter. Obviously this sight was a good reason to picture it for a photo work that he used for the cover of this publication.