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Our New Year cards
- 2005New Year’s card 2005. ‘Learned to write the pain of loss in sand’
- 2004New Year’s card 2004. ‘Ich bin ein Buch wenn Du mich liesst’
- 2003New Year’s card 2003. Homage to Tiziano and Tintoretto
- 2000New Year’s card 2000. Homage to Tina Modotti
- 1999New Year’s card 1999. 119991119199. Homage to Richard Avedon
- 1998New Year’s card 1998. Homage to Alfred Stevens
- 1997New Year’s card 1997: homage to Botticelli and Rineke Dijkstra
- 1996News Year’s card 1996. Homage to the Madonna della Misericordia
- 1995New Year’s card 1995. Homage to Nefertiti
- 1994New Year’s card 1994. Homage to Ingres and Man Ray
- 1993New Year’s card 1993: Jan, Johan and Hilde
- 1992New Year’s card 1992. Homage to Piero della Francesca
- 1985Our New Year cards
New Year’s card 1999. 119991119199. Homage to Richard Avedon
Indirect inspiration (somewhere in my distant memory, but not specific) came from the photograph by the American photographer Richard Avedon of a beekeeper whose face and body were covered with bees. Abstracted they looked like black spots, and I changed them into the figures 1 9 9 9 for our card. There were no tricks, the figures were literally stuck onto my face and body.
The text on the back was a poem written by the French experimental poet Morel in 1962:
* pilote des Mages
Toi & Moi
, et la suite
: on va tout savoir
; Ã bout de souffle
? crois-tu ?
un. c’est tout !
Anecdote: That year when we went to Idea Books, an importer in Amsterdam we have worked with for years, the packer who had seen the postcard, asked quite seriously: “Who are moi and toi?” (pronounced phonetically, because the young man didn’t speak French). He thought they were the names of people. This joke has stayed with us ever since.
When Johan and I don’t understand something, we say to each other: “Who are toi and moi?”