Thursday, December 15, 2011
By devoting a solo exhibition to Daan van Golden (Rotterdam, 1936) the museum wants to emphasise the unabated importance of his work and show in which ways a younger generation of artists associates itself with it. Van Golden is a typical artist’s artist, whose artistic views have particularly met with response among his colleagues. Van Golden has never been too concerned about prevailing artistic trends and has always carved his own path. In the last few years the international recognition for his work has soared: the large retrospective Red or blue was shown in London, Geneva and Lisbon. The exhibition in De Hallen Haarlem comprises a selection of his paintings spanning a period of 50 years.