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Mondrian’s passion for cooking
Mondrian’s preoccupation with cooking and healthy eating also played a role when he was pondering his immigration to the United States. Writing from London to Harry Holtzman in 1939, he explained that he would rather not undertake the journey to New York, despite the constant bombardment:
Mondrian archive nominated for Avro’s Hollandse
Last year the RKD acquired the private archive of the world-renowned artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). This acquisition has now been nominated for the annual ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’
competition organised by the AVRO TV show ‘Kunstuur’. Ten remarkable acquisitions made by Dutch museums have been selected to compete for the title of Hollandse Nieuwe 2013. What do art lovers think of the new acquisitions, and how well do they fit into the respective collections?
Mondrian kept few personal belongings. He burned all letters he received because he felt that their content was private. His personal archive thus constitutes a highly important acquisition for the RKD, which holds the world’s largest collection of archival and documentary material on Mondrian.
The Piet Mondrian Archive offers unique insights
into both the professional and private life of the artist. Part of the archive can be viewed online using the new website www.mondriaan.nl, which has been made in collaboration between the RKD and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
A selection of items from the archive is currently on display at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. To watch a video about the presentation, click here: The making of ...
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