Jef Verheyen - ARCHIVE
This page offers a selective glimpse into the Jef Verheyen (1932-1984) archive, painting a picture of the artist’s practice and the nature of the archive. It is a snapshot, so to speak, of the international art scene of the latter half of the 20th century, a view illuminating the evolution of an artist exploring the frontier divide between modern painting and conceptual art.
Digitisation, entry, and description of the complete archive material began in 2019. For example, the database has been enhanced with over 1,300 archival items bequeathed by the artist. In addition to Verheyen’s works on paper (ca. 200), the archive mainly contains notebooks and sketchbooks (ca. 40), essay manuscripts (ca. 200), correspondence (ca. 400), photographs (ca. 1,700), posters (ca. 85), invitations (ca. 200), writings about the artist (ca. 50), press articles (ca. 300), publications (ca. 200), and official documents (ca. 40).
The newly accessible selection is intended to make the archive’s most representative pieces available for research and education. This page is continually updated with new material.
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Jef Verhejen torna a Mila...
Jef Verheyen, Franco Russoli, Galerie Bernard, Jef Verhejen torna a Milano, dopo una "anteprima", 1958. Text, ink on paper, 1/4 page.
6 Variaties op een thema:...
Jef Verheyen, 6 Variaties op een thema: Morgen - Zee - Aarde - Nacht - l'Air - Vuur, 1976. Sketch, pencil and ink on paper (copy), 2 sides.
Boven / Onder - Oben / Un...
Jef Verheyen, Boven / Onder - Oben / Unten. Sketch, ink and pencil on paper, 3 sides.
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Jef Verheyen - Writings a...
Various authors, critics, and curators from Belgium and abroad penned this selection of writings. They are profound sources for studying Jef
Jef Verheyen - Photographs
The artist’s archive contains an astonishing number of photographs. This is due, in part, to Jef Verheyen’s personal relationship with photog
Jef Verheyen - Press Arti...
Jef Verheyen carefully preserved every press article. The earliest articles date back to 1955, telling of the artist’s ceramics period and hi