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Gerard Reve with a skull on a book, Nico van der Stam, c. 1966 - c. 1968

gelatin silver print, h 182mm × w 239mm More details
© erven Nico van der Stam

Photography played an important role in the merging of art and popular culture in the 1960s. The famous Dutch writer Gerard Reve was a clever poseur who consciously used the medium to fashion his image as a homo-sexual and a Catholic convert. Under the heading ‘the writer has a shop’ he repeatedly had himself portrayed with objects that refer to his controversial reputation.