Gerard Reve holding toy animals, ANEFO, 1969

Gerard Reve holding toy animals, ANEFO, 1969

gelatin silver print, h 179mm × w 209mm More details
© ANEFO/Nationaal Archief

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