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Erwin Olaf - ‘Hollandse meester' - RIP

Erwin Olaf -  ‘Hollandse meester' - RIP

Erwin Olaf - Nina Siegal - Mutual Art

The most important influence on Olaf’s work was Robert Mapplethorpe, the paragon of studio photography, whom Olaf met while Mapplethorpe was visiting Amsterdam. He was especially taken with Mapplethorpe’s use of square format images, a technique also employed by Peter Hujar and Diane Arbus for their portrait work.


Young man with arms raised to either side, his head turned to side. Religious style. Torso. Crucifixion. © Matthew R Lewis 2000
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