This book contains 10 visual essays photographed by Johannes Schwartz and conversations with the patrons of commissioned murals in private collections by Hanne Hagenaars: “The patrons who speak in this book are the brave among art buyers: their walls bear a mural by Gijs Frieling, and that’s not something you can put away, or put into storage, turn to face the wall or sell. Painting over it is a possibility but if you have finally decided to enter into this commitment, moving house seems like a more realistic way of escaping from the work than a white coat of paint on top of it. But not a single owner that I spoke to is tired of the artwork; on the contrary. It seems that the whole ritual of deciding, discussing and allowing the artist into your house changes your position as a buyer: the patron is no longer a consumer but an accomplice.” (Hanne Hagenaars)
174 pgs, 21 x 29 cm, paperback.