06 September 2003 till 14 December 2003

Oey Tjeng Sit

Persbeeld tentoonstelling Oey Tjeng Sit

In the 1970s, the windows of Oey Tjeng Sit’s pharmacy on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam were a well-known phenomenon. Artist-dispenser Oey Tjeng Sit (1917-1987) used them to create light-hearted displays both of his own work and of that of fellow artists. Oey Tjeng Sit’s work included not only paintings, drawings, collages and prints, but also installations and performances. He also ran a one-man press (‘De Vingerpers’) producing special bibliophile editions. Thanks to a generous donation in early 2003, the Gemeentemuseum has recently acquired a representative collection of over 200 works from Oey’s estate. The collection gives an impression of a multi-facetted oeuvre which is not only idiosyncratic but also subtle and aesthetic in nature.

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