painting of a pale looking woman with red hair and rosy  cheeks in a vertically striped buttoned dress worn over a white blouse. She has half open fists. The colour of her skin is similar to the background, which makes her dress even more remarkable. Her lips and cheeks have an orange hue.
Egon Schiele, Edith, wife of the artist, 1915
colour photograph of a man in a black kilt and a black and white vertically striped top.. The sided of his head are shaven, The long hair on the top of his head is worn in a beehive style. He has half open fists. His lips and cheeks have an orange hue.

Bertus Gerssen, Jack Carlyle in striped shirt and black kilt, The Hague, 2017

Exhibition in collaboration with the National Railways NS, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Museum de Fundatie, Noord-Brabants Museum, Drents Museum and Museum Arnhem.
I asked six photographers to make new work based on paintings from the six museum’s collections. A new generation of portrait makers thus connected to existing portraits, showing the importance of incessant reflection on prejudices and differences and the need to create a society which is not only tolerant but also respectful to people who choose to deviate from the norm.
Amsterdam, The Hague, Arnhem, Assen, Den Bosch, Zwolle. 
14 September - 7 December 2017
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