MARCELLE HANSELAAR- THE CRYING GAME- A new publication available now.
“Otto Dix’s series of 50 prints, Der Krieg, modeled on Goya’s series Los Desastres de la Guerra, is not only an account of his own horrific experiences but also a master-class in etching. I always wanted to test myself like that. And when I see and hear the ongoing reporting of wars, of harsh things we do to each other, I feel I have to do something in order not to be complicit. And being an artist all I can do perhaps is draw. And draw attention to what matters.
The last few years we have been surrounded by conflict in the Middle East. With countless refugees, people like you and I, and endless reporting on the ongoing destruction, it is impossible not to be deeply affected by it. Like most people in the West, I have no direct experience of war, but nevertheless I ask myself how I myself how I would behave in such a lawless and fearful situation.”
The fully illustrated book features reproductions of the entire suite of 30 etchings, alongside an introduction by the artist & essays by Laura Gascoigne and Julian Page.
Book Launch & Print Exhibition
30 October – 2 November 2017
Private View & Book Signing: Monday 30th October 6-8pm
Herrick Gallery, 93 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NQ
Julian Page is delighted to present The Crying Game, a solo exhibition of recent prints by Marcelle Hanselaar at the Herrick Gallery. All 30 etchings from the series will be shown for the first time. The book will be launched at the gallery and signed copies will be available to purchase during the exhibition and after from Julian Page.
From 18 November 2017 to 28 January 2018, the exhibition will tour to the New Walk Museum in Leicester, where the prints will be displayed within their German Expressionist Collection.
A set of The Crying Game prints is in the collection of:
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,
The University of Aberystwyth Print Collection
and various private collections.
Marcelle Hanselaar is a London-based Dutch painter and printmaker.
Self-taught, she started out as an abstract painter before turning to figuration.
Subsequently, she became fascinated by etching, its harsh, bitten line perfectly suiting her subject matter.
Her works are represented in public collections across the world, including The British Museum, The V & A, The Ashmolean, Oxford, The Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, The Whitworth Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester, The Meermanno museum, The Hague, Guandong Fine Art Museum, Guandong, China and many others. She has also exhibited and won awards worldwide.
The Crying Game is a portfolio of 30 etchings.
Prints 1-20 were executed in 2015
Prints 21-30 were executed in 2017
Plate Size 20cm x 25cm
Sheet size 38cm x 43cm
Printed by the artist on 300gsm Somerset paper
Edition of 30 plus 5APs
The Crying Game
Published by Julian Page and Marcelle Hanselaar
Text by Laura Gascoigne & Julian Page
Graphic Design by Jane Pluer
Photography by Irene Rhoden
Printed in 2017 by Gomer press
Edition of 1000
For review copies, interview requests or further information contact Julian Page-