Distinctively Dutch

Photography from the Netherlands

November 19, 2008
Christie’s London, UK

from the series Sisters, 2006

For the first time ever in any Photographs auction, Christie’s London presents 23 Distinctively Dutch photographs from the Netherlands. An essay by Hripsimé Visser, Curator of Photography at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, accompanies this section. The exceptional works offered are no longer available on the primary market. Distinctively Dutch includes…Zaineb from ‘Sisters’, 2006, by Martine Stig (estimate: £5,000-7,000) is part of her portrait serie of young women at the University of Kuwait who deliberately chose to wear veils. The project revealed the fine balance between depictions of self and personal modesty.