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Artist Jokes (2014) is a fluorescent yellow book in two languages, Dutch and English, with 34 terrible jokes about artists. For example: ‘What do all great artists have in common? They’re all dead.’ The book design is by Ingeborg Scheffers. To see more or to order this book, you can go to the BASBOEK website.

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The Curse Word Dictionary for Artists (2013) is based on PJ Roggebands collection of curse words for artists. The official release was at Athenaeum Book Store in Amsterdam and the design is by Ingeborg Scheffers. To see more or to order this book, you can go to the BASBOEK website.

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In cooperation with production house Plaatsmaken I made the photo/flip book Walk through Arnhem (2012).  The project – including the movie and the photo exhibition – was presented in Dudok Arnhem.

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In the summer of 2012 WAT TE DOEN had its 2nd print. This time including an English translation: WHAT TO DO / WAT TE DOEN.

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Problem Art Solved (2011) is a collection of 48 newspaper articles. Each article describes a work of art that in some way disappears.
The publication refers to the current political climate in the Netherlands, in which the arts are increasingly under pressure. It’s intended that the content of the publication also dissolves after a few years. To achieve this, the pages are printed on thermal paper from a receipt printer.

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When I tell people I am an artist with a part time job on the side, they give me advice how to make money with art. For years I collected these advices and with these quotes I made WHAT TO DO (2010). Page 30: ‘Your timing is not right. You have to be on the right spot in the right time.’ The book design is by Ingeborg Scheffers.

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Fishing line (2010) contains short stories. It’s made with a single but special screen print: UV varnish mixed with blue pigment. Book design by Ingeborg Scheffers.

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After the first print in 2006 (450 copies), I had to make a second print (2010) of Einmal um die Welt because it was sold out. Book design by Jeroen Disch.

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I collect secondhand camera’s with a roll of negatives still left in them, and publish all the images without making a selection (see also Projects on this site). This resulted in Last Photos: 12 small booklets on which one could subscribe on in 2009. Every month the subscriber received one book at his home adress. The project is, in a different form, still ongoing.

For an impression of one of the books, you can watch this video posted by one of the subscribers (buuv.nl) on Last Photos.

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I just arrived this morning (2009) is a flipbook made of left-over material from five photo albums my brother made.It’s the continuation of My brothers trip to Indonesia (2004). 135 pages printed on photo paper, book design by Jeroen Disch.

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In collaboration with Rona Mathlener Projects I made a solo exhibition with a flipbook named Noon till noon (2008).  Most pictures are from my wife’s personal photo archive.

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Failed Ideas (2007) is a box with 15 cards, describing my 15 most failed ideas. Graphic design by Jeroen Disch.

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I inherited the complete photo archive of my German grandparents and selected 38 photos of my grandmother in her wheelchair. While flipping the book, she turns around her axis. Once around the world (2006) is a flip book as well as a postcard book.

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Pocketcamera held backwards (2004) is the result of making photos while holding the camera backwards.

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My brothers trip to Indonesia (2004) is a small photo book made of left-over material that I found in te waste basket after my brother completed his holiday album.

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Bas for Hedah (2004) contains a collections of Bas-products and Bas-names, specially made for the exhibition Final Frontier.

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From my Aquarium (2002) is my first photobook, with photos and collages.

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Bas’ Double Bookkeeping is a novelle from 2002. Book design by Marinke van der Horst.

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Thoughts without CD (2001) is a bundle of poems and sentences.

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Bas as friend – a manual (2001) contains short autobiographical stories.

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My third selfmade publication Back of mirror (1999) are two books in a cardboard case. The books are titled: ThirdandFourthFailedBundle, one is with poems, the other one with short stories. Fourth Failed Bundle starts with one sentence on a page: “My grandma likes to watch TV commercials, I don’t.”


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