Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hans Van Bentem's Mad Toyland

Until today, the only works I had seen by Dutch artist Hans Van Bentem (born 1965) were the crystal chandeliers he sells to people like Madonna, which do nothing for me. But his new exhibits, which come under the title "Keep on Dreaming," are something quite different. The installations at the Gemeentemuseum mix figures from a fantastic toyland with aliens, droids, and similar bits of contemporary imagery, and think they're fun.

 I also like these glass puppets, which he has exhibited at various places around the world.

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