Modern Art by exception
11 December 2019
From December 20, artist Doreen Wittenbols will exhibit her work in the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. A first and unique opportunity for a living artist! As you can see she has a thing for pipe smoking. Her father-in-law's tobacco pipes prompted her to ask whether pipe smoking could also be for women. In our museum she saw the famous portrait of pipe smoking lady by the French portraitist Mme. Vigee-Le Brun from 1820. It inspired her to take self-portraits and photos of other women with a pipe, some supplemented with paint to suggest aging or rejuvenation. It seems to be a kind of analogue photo shopping or virtual botoxing. A real art project, the result of which can be seen with us for some time until 20 January 2020. After the exhibition, the work will be taken to her home town of Santa Fe in the United States. Doreen also exhibits simultaneously in Arti et Amicitia at the Rokin in Amsterdam, presenting the same subject.