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10.26.2017

This Is Not A Magritte- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Treachery Of Images (This Is Not A Pipe) By Rene Magritte

This Is Not A Magritte
painting of a woman enjoying painting Treachery Of Images (This Is Not A Pipe) by Rene Magritte

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 3/4" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying 'Treachery Of Images' also known as 'This Is Not A Pipe' by Rene Magritte who painted it when he was 30 years old.

This much discussed picture shows a pipe, but below it, Magritte wrote: 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe', French for 'This is not a pipe.'

And that is of course true to some extent: the painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe. As is my painting not a Magritte, but rather an image of a painting by Magritte. That's why I entitled it 'This Is Not A Magritte'.

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10.25.2017

Marilyn Monroe- Large Scale Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting Of Marilyn Monroe By Andy Warhol



Marilyn Monroe
painting of a woman enjoying painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
71" x 47 1/4" or 180 x 120 cm
2017

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After painting my very first large scale painting Kiss earlier this year I'm happy to present my second large scale painting of a woman enjoying a painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol.

In the following months after the death of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol made more than twenty silkscreen paintings of her, all based on the same publicity photograph from the 1953 film Niagara. By repeating the image, he evokes her ubiquitous presence in the media. 'The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel,' Warhol has been reported to have said.

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10.17.2017

3 Women- Two Women In Museum With Painting Nana By Manet

3 Women
two women in museum with painting Nana by Manet

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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The two women on my painting are sitting on a bench in a museum. In the background we see a glimpse of Edouard Manet's painting Nana.

This painting shows a young and beautiful woman who stands before a mirror with two extinguished candles, her face turned to the spectator. Her dress is incomplete; she wears a white chemise, blue corset, silk stockings and high-heeled footwear.

Both the title and the numerous details suggest that the picture represents a high class prostitute and her client. 'Nana' was a popular assumed name for female prostitutes during the second half of the 19th century, but I'm not sure my figures are aware of that.

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Men In The City- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Robert Longo



Men In The City
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Robert Longo

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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10.04.2017

American Flag- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Jasper Johns



American Flag
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Jasper Johns

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
29 1/2" x 20" or 75 x 50,5 cm
2017

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'One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag,' Johns has said of this work, 'and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.' I thought the same thing after watching the news.

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9.28.2017

Gambling Ladies- Two Elderly Ladies Gambling In Las Vegas

Gambling Ladies
two elderly ladies gambling in hotel lobby, Las Vegas

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 2/3" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The women on my painting are enjoying themselves in a hotel lobby in Las Vegas. As a painter I'm interested in small moments like this. To me it says a lot about todays society, about the way we see ourselves, the way we interact and also how we are influenced by all sorts of technologies, in this case the slot machines with its bright neon lights.

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9.27.2017

Cupcake- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Wayne Thiebaud

Silver Liz
painting of a man enjoying painting by Wayne Thiebaud

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 3/4" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The man on my painting is enjoying a painting of a cupcake by Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace object like pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs. Because of his interest in objects of mass culture, he is associated with the pop art movement. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

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9.26.2017

Silver Liz- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Portrait Of Elizabeth Taylor By Andy Warhol



Silver Liz
painting of a woman enjoying painting of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 3/4" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol. This portrait reflects the artist’s fascination with female celebrity. He first painted her portrait in 1963 when she was at the height of her career. Yet she was also severely ill with pneumonia. In this portrait Warhol used a publicity photograph for Taylor’s film ‘Butterfly 8’ as the basis for the screenprint. It is typical of his 1960s Pop style with vibrant, flat blocks of color.

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9.15.2017

Self Portrait Andy Warhol- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Andy Warhol



Self Portrait Andy Warhol
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36" x 23 2/3" or 91,5 x 60 cm
2017
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The woman on my painting is enjoying a self portrait from 1966 by Andy Warhol. In the latter part of his career, Warhol focused more and more on portraiture. He created portraits of people he admired: Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Muhammed Ali as well as wealthy socialites he met on the New York social circuit.

By the mid-1960s, Warhol had amassed a huge public following. Engaging in the painting of self-portraits only further cultivated his fame. In time, Warhol’s self-portraits became as famous as the iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. The artist had himself become a celebrity.

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9.14.2017

Limited Edition Prints Of Drowning Girl Now Available



Drowning Girl
limited edition print of my original painting of a woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
10" x 8" or 25 x 20 cm
2017

Limited edition prints of Drowning Girl now available!

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9.13.2017

Auto-Portrait- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Self-Portrait Tamara De Lempicka In Green Bugatti



Auto-Portrait
painting of a woman enjoying self-portrait Tamara De Lempicka in Green Bugatti

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying a self portrait by Tamara de Lempicka, which she painted in Paris in 1929. On the painting we see Tamara driving a Green Bugatti. It was commissioned by the German fashion magazine 'Die Dame' for the cover of the magazine, to celebrate the independence of women. It is one of the most best-known examples of Art Deco portrait painting.

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9.12.2017

Figure No. 5- Painting Of Man Looking At Painting By Charles Demuth



Figure No. 5
painting of a man enjoying painting by Charles Demuth

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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Charles Demuth completed eight abstract portraits between 1924 and 1929 as tributes to modern American artists, writers, and performers. Though not a physical likeness, Demuth created this portrait of his friend, the poet and physician William Carlos Williams, using imagery from Williams’s poem "The Great Figure," which evokes the sights and sounds of a fire engine speeding down the street. The intersecting lines, repeated "5," round forms of the numbers, lights, street lamp, and blaring sirens of the red fire engine together infuse the painting with a vibrant, urban energy. Demuth derived the title from the poem.

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9.08.2017

Copyright- Self Portait Of Me Enjoying Painting By Banksy



Copyright
self portrait of me enjoying painting by Banksy

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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This morning Ebay informed me they were forced by the Keith Haring Foundation to take down the auction of my painting Heart due to copyright issues. In response to the claim I painted this self portrait of me looking at a painting by Banksy.

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2.01.2017

Jimmy Choo 10- Small Aceo Still Life Painting Of Shoe



Jimmy Choo 10
small still life painting of high heel shoe Jimmy Choo

G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
3" x 2 3/4" or 7,5 x 7 cm
2010

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1.26.2017

Mother & Child- Painting Of Mother And Child At ATM Machine



Mother & Child
painting of mother and child at ATM machine

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
17 1/3" x 15 1/2" or 39,5 x 44 cm
2011
$225

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12.23.2016

Christmas Studio Sale- Special Prices On Daily Paintings


Merry Christmas! The perfect moment to have a studio sale!

I'm offering paintings for very special prices. Just click on the link below, pick your favorite piece(s) and email me at info@gerardboersma.nl


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The paintings are sold on a first come first served basis. Hopefully you're the first! This special offer ends friday december 30 at midnight. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


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11.01.2016

Available Paintings!

Available paintings! Almost all are $120 or €110 incl. s/h . Just let me know if you happen to be interested in any of these! Just send me an email at info@gerardboersma.nl

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3.02.2016

Whistler Books- Painting Of Books On Artists James McNeill Whistler And Others



Whistler Books
painting of books on artists James McNeill Whistler and others

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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James McNeill Whistler is one of my all time favorite artists and when I saw this book on the bookshelf I knew I wanted to paint it. I love how he looks at us with this bold self assured look of his. I also love how his whole life is cramped into this bundle of pages. That's what remains of us after we're gone I guess: a bunch of stories with a price tag on it.

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2.19.2016

Drive Through- City Scene Painting Of McDonald's Drive Through

Drive Through
city scene painting of McDonald's Drive Through

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012
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As a painter I'm interested in moments that usually pass by unnoticed, like the scene on Drive Through. I love to capture those moments so you can observe them quietly. Then it's obvious, at least to me it is, that moments like this say a lot about todays society.

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2.18.2016

Connexxion- Painting Of People On The Bus

Connexxion
painting of people on the bus

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2008

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After all the giclees and larger scaled paintings I thought it might be time for something smaller, like Connexxion. It depicts people on a city bus owned by a company called Connexxion, hence the title.

I really like the scene through the windows, it makes a wonderful composition. I also love the silhouette on the inside of the bus, contrasting with the passenger in the foreground. It gives the painting more depth I think.

Just click on the link above if you're interested in purchasing todays painting. Start price is just 75 dollars.

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2.09.2016

Now Available: Giclees Of Paintings By Gerard Boersma!


Starbucks
original painting sold, but available amongst many other paintings as giclee

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
35 2/3" x 27 1/2" or 90,3 x 70 cm
2015

Now available: Giclees of paintings by Gerard Boersma!

Did you ever want to own a painting by me, but the original already sold or you simply couldn’t afford it at that time?

I’m now offering superb quality reproductions of my work. Giclees as they’re called are in a class by themselves.

They’re created with special inks on thick archival paper, guaranteed color-proof and built to last a lifetime. They’re rich with detail and the colors are breathtakingly beautiful! Just perfect for art lovers looking for premium quality to beautify their homes!

All giclees measure 18” x 24” (46 x 61 cm) with an actual image size of ±16” x 20” (40 x 50 cm).

Including shipping and handling each giclee is available for 150 dollars for collectors in the US and 150 euro for European collectors. You’ll receive your giclee safely packaged in a strong tube. Shipping takes about 3 weeks no matter where you live.

Just click on the link below, pick your favorite painting(s) and send me an
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p.s. If you order now you will automatically compete in a contest to win a free giclee of your own choice. I will select a winner at random within a week. For now, I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

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1.21.2016

Max- City Scene Painting Of Figure In Front Of A Store


Max
city scene painting of figure in front of a store

G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
10" x 8 3/4" or 25,2 x 24 cm
2008

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I was first attracted to this scene because of all the neon lights and reflections, they make for such a colorful painting. I also love how the figure on this painting has this wondrous look about her, to me it looks like she's in awe of all the vibrant colors of the world around her. Isn't that how life should be? Being in awe of it all?

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2.28.2014

Telephone Bids- Evening Auction At Christie's

Telephone Bids
painting of evening auction at Christie's

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2013
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Workers of Christie's taking telephone bids during one of their evening auctions.

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