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January 2016: Gerard Wiersum's painting "Arrival on Greek Beach"

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The painting is part of a series by Gerard Wiersum. In the "Boomsspijker" (Recht Boomssloot 52, Amsterdam) is another painting of refugees arriving at a Greek beach. The paintings are for sale and the revenues will be donated to the Council for Refugees in the Netherlands. To be seen till halfway February.

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Shop window for Christmas 2015 with Peter Rauh's 1991 "Conjunctio"

”Sjaak's

Traditional Christmas-green like holly and conifer from my garden at Amstelglorie. I use the branches cut there in a yearly trimming, rosebud branch included. This year with an oil painting by Peter Rauh

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September/October 2015: metal insects, mobiles by Gerard Wiersum.

”Gerard

"Koningsstraat Artstreet" festivities and 2, 3 en 4 oktober Open Studio's Nieuwmarkt: the reasons Gerard Wiersum filled my shop window with his insect- and bird- objects made of broken-off zipper slips, found in the baggage room of Schiphol Airport.

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June 2015: signs mounted in Koningsstraat

”Uithangbord

In June 2015 uniform signs were mounted over the shop windows in Koningsstraat. Each with the logo or name of the users. Over my shopwindow as well. I chose to use my logo to be sawed out in the gold colored metal.

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9 Juni 2015; sjaakled photo expo: Metamorfosis Oosterdokseiland

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Parallel to the photo expo in the display windows of Sint Antoniesbreestraat (see neighborhood page) some more recent photo's of the Oosterdok area made by me during the recent big changes there. In my shopwindow June ~ August 2015

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February~June 2015: Fernando Madera Alvarado; images of Amsterdam.

”Fernando

From February til June 2015 I displayed a couple of prints of images made by Fernando Madera Alvarado, shot one and a half year before in Amsterdam.

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midwinter sphere in shopwindow with garden green, Dec 2014

Christmas Sphere

Christmas Sphere in shopwindow

I had to cut a pine tree in my garden but it got a new function now!

October 2014: sculptor Winfried Scholz presents a sculpture

Etalage Winfried Scholz

the sculpture "Mucha's Grandson Wrestling" made with Czech limewood

work of Fernando Madera Alvarado; "Number One".

”Fernando

From November 17, 2013 till January 25, 2014: a new work on paper by Mexican artist Fernando Madera Alvarado in the shopwindow.

April 30, 2013 inauguration day of Dutch king Willem Alexander:
 threefold orange

Laotiaanse monniken bereiden feest voor

In the shopwindow a photo of the ritual preparation of a Laotian Temple Festivity of fraternization (inset)

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November 2012: photos "history of Sint Antoniesbreestraat"

Koningsstraat en de etalage op no.  6

history of Sint Antoniesbreestraat was subject of a street windowcases exhibition in the street with
 the same name. I had more photos than window cases, so I used my own shopwindow as well

Pieter Bruin bij zijn zelfportret in de etalage van Koningsstraat 6

twin photos, made in different years but from the same viewing point, united in one frame

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October 12, 2012: Pieter Bruin exhibits his work

Pieter Bruin bij het inrichten van de etalage Koningsstraat 6

with Pieter Bruin (right): a selection of his drawing production in the shopwindow of Koningsstraat 6.
 it was there till november 22, 2012.

Pieter Bruin bij zijn zelfportret in de etalage van Koningsstraat 6

Pieter Bruin next to his selfportrait in the shop window. see also his photos on Flickr.

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werk van Kirke Wilson

August 2012, Kirke Wilson exhibited in the shop window work, made in the seventies
 The american died in July 2013, but spent most of his working life in Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

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The December display of 2011

Kerstetalage 2011

the small painting is surrounded by 4 colored Philinea lamps it is an abstract composition in green, blue, red and yellow.

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De schepping doorgelicht etalage van Els van der Monde, juli 2011

July 2011, "De schepping doorgelicht"(X-raying The Creation): scans by Els van der Monde.

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 in juni 2010

June 2010, shopwindow with sjaakled photos; some of the series Patagonian Roads: "Op Weg".

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 in oktober 2009

October 2009: hommage to the painter Pieter Rauh: the painting in oil called: "Callas" from 2003

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De zgn. rook-etalage. maart 2008

In March 2008 I made - together with initiator Liesbeth Flier - a display of 100s of cigarette cases,
  all kept after smoking the contents during one year.

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kerstetalage 2007

During the Christmas period of 2007 Pieter Rauh showed on an old computerscreen behind the shop window
 a selection of Hubble-registrations of outerspace in an ongoing slide show

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etalage september 2007: afdrukken van etalagefoto's Koningsstraat 6

shop window September 2007: prints of shop window photos Koningsstraat 6
 (this display became the origin of this website page)

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etalage Nieuwjaarsdag 2007: lichtobjecten

New year's Day 2007. The remains of the fire works of the preceding night are still in the street

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 in oktober 2006

October 2006, shopwindow filled with the prints of the photo report, I made at the Koningsstraat street party,
 a few weeks before

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etalage september 2005 door Pieter Rauh

September 2005: Peter Rauh made a shop window display for his exhibition "inbeeldingen" (image~inations),
 that was to take place in meditation centre / gallery "De Roos" Near Vondelpark, Amsterdam

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 augustus 2005

August 2005, shop window with reproductions of frontpages of OpNieuw, community periodical by Jan Boots

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kerstetalage 2002

The shop window for Christmas 2002 was realised by Theo Jeuken, Peter Rauh and sjaakled

voorbereiding kerstetalage 2002

The realisation of the shop window for Christmas 2002 was not easy; this time it was icy cold!

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etalage over Ghana

November 2002: photo portraits and a group portrait with children in Ghana by Trudy van der Winkel

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kerstetalage 2001

Shopwindow during Christmas 2001 by Peter Rauh and Sjaak van der Leden: Mobiles of Light

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in mei 2000

Abstract work of, from left to right, Agnes Pak, Peter Rauh, sjaakled en 2x Peter Rauh.
 The vase was also made by Peter Rauh. Shopwindow May 2000

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in november 1999

November 1999, shopwindow with a painting by Agnes Pak

Europa-etalage, mei 1997

May 1997, sjaakled: "Eurocopter" oil on panel

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in juni 1996

June 1996, work by sjaakled (Sjaak van der Leden), one of them the oil painting "Sjanse"

kerstetalage 1994

Christmas 1995 a variation on the one of the preceding year. Photo: Pieter Rauh, 19-12-1995

kerstetalage 1994

The christmas shopwindow 1994 was built in layers

mei 1994, etalage met lichtkunst

June 1994: sjaakled works

etalage mei 1994

etalage mei 1994

May 1994; Lenie Boes made an arrangement with her homemade tiffany lampshades

etalage etalage oktober 1993

October 1993: presentation of own produce

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in maart 1991

March 1991; the first exhibition in the new shopwindow, now divided in four for vandalism protection

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Koningsstraat 6 in maart 1990

March 1990; during the big renovation of the
 property Koningsstraat 6 and 8, we the inhabitants
 had to move to temporary housing, also the
 shop windows could not be used in that period
 The former shop was replaced by box rooms;
 the window display became a 80 cm deep cabinet
 but it still was part of my (new) apartment and studio


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 in april 1989

April 1989, the display just before the big renovation of the building with drawings of Pieter Rauh (right).

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in april 1988

April 1988, shopwindow with my oil painting "Monster of Light" against a background
 of curtains I found on flee market Waterlooplein

„poetry

June 1987; "Poetry International Rotterdam" was the subject of this presentation.
 My new neighbor, the "Hungarian Royal Photographer" started to use his display window (number 8, left)

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in december 1986

December 20, 1986, Christmas display with a home made cake (to step, for once, in the history
 of this shopwindow: in the sixties this was the display window of Patisserie Stoekenbroek)

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in december 1985

December 1985; On display in the shopwindow the enlarged logo of "No Nukes" in plywood; action against
 nuclear weapons on Dutch territory

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in december 1984

December 1984; Christmas display with sjaakled work

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in augustus 1984

August 1984; in the window a painting of An Luthart

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in in 1984

1984; guest exhibition

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in juni 1983

juni 1983; shopwindow exhibition of drawings made by Ayka Oskam

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in mei 1983

May 1983; shopwindow exposing batik works of Marrie van der Leden. She completes the display
 arranging an Indonesian batik rug, watched by her son Bertil

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in april 1983

April 1983; exhibited: made of layers of plywood, glued together and polished: a desk lamp

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in april 1983, detail

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etalage Koningsstraat 6 in 1983

shopwindow Koningsstraat 6, in 1983: exposing my own Sjaak van der Leden work

deur schilderen, augustus 1981

August 1981; in order to create a friendlier look of the house I painted the front door in clear colors

etalage Koningsstraat 6 in 1981

shopwindow Koningsstraat 6 in April 1981. The maintenance of the property was neglected for years,
  first because it would have to make way for "city-development" above the planned metro system,
  later because the house "soon" would be renovated

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