Lucebert in the Stedelijk

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Lucebert in the Stedelijk

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
September 25th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Museum Area
+31(0) 20 5732.911
Sat-Thu 10-6; Fri 10-10
Free with valid Museum ticket


Location: First floor and café, Temporary Stedelijk 2
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Free with valid Museum ticket
Reservations: Required

In cooperation with De Bezige Bij, the Stedelijk Museum presents the official launch of the Lucebert facsimile edition.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dutch artist and poet Lucebert made a number of unique books of poems, drawing, and collages for his friends. At the end of September, seven of Lucebert's books from the Stedelijk Museum's collection and other private collections will be published in a magnificent facsimile edition. Together, these books contain twenty-seven poems that have never before been published, making them all the more exceptional.

On Sunday afternoon, September 25, this special edition will be presented in the Stedelijk Museum, where Lucebert made his debut in 1949 as a participant in the famous Cobra exhibition initiated by director Willem Sandberg. In the decade following Lucebert's Stedelijk debut, he was crowned as the "Emperor of the Fifties." On this special occasion launching Lucebert's facsimile edition, Remco Campert, who was one of the Emperor's pall-bearers at the time, will give a speech about his friend next to the Stedelijk's iconic staircase.

Lucebert (1924-1994) is considered to be one of the greatest Dutch poets of the 20th century. As a visual artist, he played a key role in the development of the Cobra movement and was hailed as the "Emperor of the Fifties." He received the Constantijn Huygens Prize, the P.C. Hooft Prize, and the Prize for Dutch Literature, as well as the Jacobus Van Looy prize for double talents.


3:00 pm - Remco Campert will give a speech at the top of the staircase. The public can listen in the surrounding area.

3:15 pm - Drinks in the café, where the first copy will be offered to Lucebert's heirs