About us

Enterprise & Art

Meet the team

Enterprise & Art, founded in 1987, is an organization and consultancy agency in the field of visual arts and culture. Our team consists of an enthusiastic group of professionals, specialized in organizing art fairs, composing exclusive art collections and connecting corporations to the visual arts.

Enterprise & Art organizes various exhibitions in the Netherlands in the field of art, antiques and design. Founded in 1984, the KunstRAI is one of the oldest modern and contemporary art fairs in the world. We also take on the organization of the First Art Fair, ART BREDA and Art on Paper Amsterdam.

Enterprise & Art has years of experience in the composition and installation of art collections for the hotel and cruise industry. Since 1992, the company has been responsible, amongst others, for compiling the complete art collections for ten Holland America Line ships and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. In 2019, our agency was commissioned to create an impressive art program for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and to compose the permanent art collection on board for the inaugural yacht.

Finally, you can contact us for policy and purchasing advice in the field of visual arts, as well as for the organization of both nationally and internationally events, exhibitions and cultural projects.

Erik Hermida

Erik Hermida

Erik Hermida founded Enterprise & Art immediately after completing his Art History studies at the University of Amsterdam in 1987. As director, Erik Hermida has initiated and organized many projects of various kinds at the interface of art and business, such as exhibitions, symposia, book productions and art fairs. In addition, Erik Hermida leads a team of professionals who are responsible for the art collections of many Dutch and international clients.

Liesbeth Hemelrijk

Liesbeth Hemelrijk

Liesbeth Hemelrijk studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. Liesbeth has been working for Enterprise & Art for many years and mainly acts as an advisor to companies and institutions in managing art collections. In addition, Liesbeth has compiled several publications, including ‘Van Kandinsky to Corneille’ and ‘NetherArt: A Dutch Response to the Nineties’.

Lisa van de Weerthof

Lisa van de Weerthof

Lisa van de Weerthof studied Cultural Heritage at the Reinwardt Academy (Amsterdam University of Arts) in Amsterdam and specialized in Audience and Media as well as Cultural Entrepreneurship. Lisa is responsible for the organization of the KunstRAI and Art on Paper. In addition, she oversees all publicity campaigns and marketing activities for Enterprise & Art.

Pauline Sparreboom

Pauline Sparreboom

Pauline Sparreboom studied both Dutch Language and Culture and Philosophy at the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam, during which she specialized in modern literature and philosophy of art. Pauline works as project manager of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and ART BREDA. In addition, she is involved in text editing and communication for Enterprise & Art.

Eva Sülzle

Eva Sülzle

Eva Sülzle completed her teacher training in visual arts and design at the Utrecht School of Arts and is involved in the organization of ART BREDA.

Floris van Rijckevorsel van Kessel

Floris van Rijckevorsel van Kessel

Project assistant Floris supports the organization of fairs KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam and the First Art Fair.

He is committed to communication and publicity for both events. During the fairs themselves, Floris will be the point of contact for staff and hosts.

Fairs

KunstRAI

The KunstRAI is one of the oldest fairs for modern and contemporary art in the world, deeply rooted in both the national and international art scene.

More than 80 galleries present their selection of paintings, sculptures, photography, design and jewelery. Both experienced and emerging art lovers will be introduced to events and backstage programs such as the presentation of the Sluijters Prize and the Jeanne Oosting Prizes.

Every year, the KunstRAI invites seven galleries from a foreign city, region or country to create a special presentation. After Berlin, Antwerp and Barcelona, ​​among others, this year seven galleries from different cities in Japan will show their collection on the ‘Focus Japan’ square. This presentation is organized in collaboration with YOD Gallery in Osaka, who also has participated in last years’ fair.

KunstRAI 2020 will take place from 15 to 18 October 2020.

Are you interested in participating in KunstRAI 2021? Please contact us via info@kunstrai.nl.

Date: October 15-18, 2020

Location: RAI Amsterdam

Website: www.kunstrai.nl

Art on Paper Amsterdam

Art on Paper Amsterdam

Every year, Enterprise & Art organizes the fair for art on paper in Westergas Amsterdam. The fair takes place in September, during the opening of the cultural season.

During the fair, about 35 galleries will solely present work on paper. Beginning art lovers are likely to make one of their first art purchases at Art on Paper. The location is the industrial-monumental Zuiveringshal on the Westergas site, well known to a young and culture-loving public.

Work on paper, be it charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache or collage, often express an artists’ most spontaneous and artisticly free moments. The directness associated with this medium brings the artist and viewer closely together. The medium is not only artistically special, but is often accessible and attractive in terms of size and price.

Their intimacy and vulnerability thrive with the exclusive attention they receive at a specialized art fair. Art fairs that are focused on one particular medium such as paper, are appreciated globally by many galleries and a mainly younger audience.

Art on Paper Amsterdam can be visited in 2020 during the KunstRAI from 15 to 18 October in RAI Amsterdam.

Are you interested in participating in Art on Paper 2021? Please contact us via info@artonpaperamsterdam.nl.

Date: October 15-18, 2020

Location: Amstelhal, RAI Amsterdam

Website: www.artonpaperamsterdam.nl

FIRST ART FAIR

FIRST ART FAIR

The FIRST ART FAIR is a sparkling New Year’s Fair for contemporary art. The fair offers a unique meeting place for an audience that is looking for accessible and enriching art.

At the fair you will find paintings and sculptures, glass, photography and jewelry by hundreds of renowned and young artists, spread over the stands of approximately 30 selected galleries from all over the country. All galleries focus on inspiring art, made with true passion and craftsmanship.

The third edition of FIRST ART FAIR will take place from January 21-24, 2021.

Are you interested in participating in this upcoming edition? Please contact us via info@firstartfair.nl.

Date: January 21 to 24, 2021

Location: Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Website: www.firstartfair.nl

ART BREDA

ART BREDA

During ART BREDA, more than 70 renowned traders in art and antiques and galleries for contemporary art show their collection in the Breepark event hall.

The fair consists of an interesting blend of ancient art, antiques and contemporary art. During this nine-day fair you can enjoy art and antiques from all cultures and periods. Twentieth-century design, Asian art, Art Deco, clocks, jewelery and silver are displayed in an attractive atmosphere. Contemporary art galleries display a wide range of paintings and sculptures, photography, glass and ceramics by well-known artists and emerging talents.

All articipants have been selected by committees, ensuring professionalism and quality. Prior to the opening of the fair, all objects offered will be assessed by expert inspection committees. This guarantees the buyer that the work is completely authentic and of the highest quality.

The eleventh edition of ART BREDA will take place from April 17-25, 2021.

If you are interested in participating in ART BREDA 2021, please contact us at info@artbreda.nl.

Date: April 17-25, 2021

Location: Breepark, Breda

Website: www.artbreda.nl

FOR REAL

FOR REAL

In 2017 Enterprise & Art organized FOR REAL, a fair for contemporary figurative art.

FOR REAL focused on contemporary art, without abandoning the traditional figuration, which has a loyal and enthusiastic audience. A number of galleries that have never participated before were present at the fair with contemporary figurative art. At the fair, paintings and sculptures, graphics and photography by hundreds of renowned and young artists were offered for sale by approximately 35 selected galleries.

Location: Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Realisme

Realisme

For thirteen years, Enterprise & Art organized Realisme; the art fair for contemporary figurative art.

Around 30 renowned national and international galleries took part in the fair, specializing in contemporary figurative painting and sculpture, drawing, graphics and photography.

In addition to work by established artists, several galleries showed work by young emerging talent to give figurative art new impulses.

Location: Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Open Art Fair

Open Art Fair

Enterprise & Art organized the Open Art Fair at Jaarbeurs Utrecht from 2012 to 2018.

During this five-day fair, visitors enjoyed a rich and versatile range of visual arts. A wide variety of art forms, including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass and ceramics, were discussed.

One of the pillars of the event was the important role of the gallery in the purchase of an artwork. For example, a good gallery sifts the large selection for its visitors and customers and only shows what it considers valuable, fascinating and beautiful. In many cases, a gallery owner will share the story behind the artwork to the interested visitor, whose appreciation for the artwork will be even greater.

Its diverse character provided visiters to the Open Art Fair an excellent opportunity to become acquinted with many art forms and to be introduced to a large number of galleries, allowing them to make a well-considered choice for a work of art that appealed to them most.

Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Meesterlijk – design and craft

Meesterlijk – design and craft

Enterprise & Art organized Meesterlijk – Design and Craft, the fair for design and applied art from 2008 to 2012.

Meesterlijk is a sales fair, where approximately 100 designers and producers of handmade quality products at the interface of applied art and design can show and sell their products.

Location: Westergas, Amsterdam

Dutch Art Now

Dutch Art Now

In 2010, Enterprise & Art organized a second art fair in New York for the Fair Foundation.

Nine galleries donned the daring and successfully displayed work by their artists in the Mecca of modern art. The participants were: Galerie Bart, Galerie Brandt, Gallery Maria Chailloux, Galerie Mokum, Eduard Planting Fine Art Photographs, Galerie Rademakers, Witzenhausen Gallery and Van Zijll Langhout from Amsterdam and Collection Harms Rolde from Rolde.

Location: National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York

Cruise ships

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Enterprise & Art was commissioned to create an impressive art program for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and curate a permanent art collection on board for the inaugural yacht.

The specially designed yacht, scheduled to set sail in April 2021, measures 190 meters, can accommodate up to 298 guests and features 149 suites, each with a private deck. The onboard experience reflects the casual elegance and unparalleled level of individual guest service for which the iconic brand is recognized.

Cunard – Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2

Cunard – Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2

After Enterprise & Art was involved in the refit of Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2000, our agency received the prestigious order from Cunard in 2001 to supply the entire art collection of the new flagship, the Queen Mary 2. Hundreds of artists from many countries made artworks especially for this ship, including Barbara Broekman (tapestry), Menno Jonker (glass), Ans Hey (sculptures), John McKenna (bronze relief) and Michael Binkley (sculptures).

Enterprise & Art was responsible for the selection of all artists, supervising the assignments, transporting the artworks to the wharf in St. Nazère in France and supervising the installation of the artworks.

Holland America Line – 10 ships

Holland America Line – 10 ships

Commissioned by the interior decorating company VFD from Utrecht, Enterprise & Art has contributed to the contemporary art collections of 10 ships of the Holland America Line: Rijndam III, Veendam IV, Rotterdam VI, Volendam III, Zaandam III, Amsterdam III, Prinsendam, Statendam V, Zuiderdam II and Oosterdam.

Hundreds of Dutch and foreign artists have produced custom made works for the public spaces as well as for the cabins and luxury suites on board of these ships.

P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries

Two new P&O cruise ferries that sail the Rotterdam-Europoort – Hull route, the Pride of Rotterdam and the Pride of Hull, were both fully furnished in 2001 by Enterprise & Art.

Enterprise & Art was responsible for the entire organization, from the selection of artists and guidance of their commissions to transport and installation of the artworks on board.

More than 20 Dutch and British artists produced works for these two ships. Among them Barbara Broekman, Titia Ex, Jan Hendrix and the British Tim Maguire and Matthew Radford.

Viking Line – Viking Xpress

Viking Line – Viking Xpress

Commissioned by Tillberg architects from Sweden, Enterprise & Art delivered artworks in 2007 for various spaces on board the new ferry Viking Xpress.

Photos of historical sailing ships were selected for the lounge, while photo collages of Miami were framed behind epoxy for the Conference Room. A tile panel was designed by the same artist for the Kids Buffet.

Expositions

Discover Rembrandt – His Life and All His Paintings

From July 6 to September 1 2019, the exhibition Discover Rembrandt – His Life and All his Paintings took place in Amsterdam RAI, produced by Onderneming & Kunst. At the exhibition, all 350 paintings by Rembrandt could be viewed, reproduced in full size and shown in order of their origin. A must for all Rembrandt enthusiasts from home and abroad!

Using the latest techniques and the inexhaustible knowledge of Professor Ernst van de Wetering, all Rembrandt’s paintings have been digitally restored to their original state, as they once left the painter’s studio. Each period in Rembrandt’s life and work is described and brought to life by means of his paintings.

The highlight of the exhibition is the Night Watch, which has been reproduced in its original state, including the section that was cut off in 1715 to fit the new location in City Hall, now the Royal Palace on Dam Square.

For more information see: discoverrembrandt.com

Vakmanschap is Meesterschap – 4 centuries Grolsch Beer

Vakmanschap is Meesterschap – 4 centuries Grolsch Beer

Exhibition and publication on the history of the beer brand Grolsch, in which the history of brewing beer from prehistoric times to the present day was examined.

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 2004

From Kandinsky to Corneille – Linoleum in the art of the 20th Century

From Kandinsky to Corneille – Linoleum in the art of the 20th Century

For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Forbo Krommenie, Enterprise & Art organized an exhibition with publication on the use of linoleum by artists from the early twentieth century. Artists like Kandinsky, Picasso and Escher used linoleum to make beautiful linocuts. Contemporary artists still use the material, now also to create objects. From concept to design, the organization was in the hands of Enterprise & Art.

Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, 1999-2000

Bugatti – cars, sculptures and furniture by the Bugatti family

Bugatti – cars, sculptures and furniture by the Bugatti family

Exhibition and publication about four famous members from the Bugatti family: grandfather Carlo Bugatti, a well-known furniture designer, father and son Ettore and Jean Bugatti, who together designed and built several famous cars, and finally Rembrandt Bugatti, celebrated sculptor. A selection of works by the whole family were exhibited together.

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 1988

Patrons of Art – Meetings and Dialogues

Patrons of Art – Meetings and Dialogues

Organized in collaboration with the Maecenas Society, as part of the Peter the Great Manifestation, 1996/1997, Patrons of Art stands as a follow-up to the earlier exposition of ING Bank and Stolichny Bank of Savings in St. Petersberg. On Dutch side, ING Group, Nederlandse Gasunie N.V. and Shell Nederland B.V. participated in this exhibition in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. On Russian side, Stolichny Bank of Savings, LUKoil, Crosna Bank and European Trade Bank participated.

An accompanying catalog focuses on the highlights from a number of Dutch and Russian corporate collections.

Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 1996/1997

Modern Art from Russia and the Netherlands

Modern Art from Russia and the Netherlands

An exhibition organized by Enterprise & Art in the context of the Peter the Great Manifestation, at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with the Dutch consulate in St. Petersburg and the embassy in Moscow.

A Russian and a Dutch bank jointly displayed parts of their collection of contemporary works of art in the Manege in St. Petersburg. A few months later, a more extensive sequel would take place on this exhibition in Moscow.

An accompanying catalog was published by Enterprise & Art, featuring work by Karel Willink, Piet Sebens and Matthijs Röling and many others.

Riding school, St. Petersburg, 1996/1997

Have a Nice Day! Over a 100 years of Coca-Cola history

Have a Nice Day! Over a 100 years of Coca-Cola history

Exhibition and publication produced in close collaboration with Coca-Cola on the history of the most famous brand on earth. With original posters, billboards and paintings by renowned designer Haddon Sundblom.

Sundblom is best known for the images of Santa Claus he created for Coca-Cola, for which he used his own portrait. 75,000 people attended the exhibition.

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 1995/1996

Citroën – 75 years of future

Citroën – 75 years of future

Commissioned by Brains Unlimited and in close collaboration with Citroën, an exhibition was organized by Enterprise & Art about the history of this quirky car brand. Including 10 famous cars, from the very first types to a futuristic model. Of course, the Traction Avant, the 2CV and the DS were not missing.

70,000 visitors enjoyed the exhibition.

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 1994

NetherArt

NetherArt

A traveling exhibition with work by ten artists who were young and “hot” in the 1990s, including Siert Dallinga, Ab van Hanegem, Hewald Jongenelis, Rob Scholte and C.A. Wertheim. The binding element was their fascination for conceptual realism.

An accompanying publication titled ‘NetherArt: A Dutch Response to the Nineties’ highlights a selection of works that were on display during this exhibition.

West-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam; Gray Art Gallery, New York; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Malnychenko Gallery, Winnipeg, 1993

Dear Sirs, portraits of Dutch business leaders

Dear Sirs, portraits of Dutch business leaders

The exhibition ‘Dear Sirs’ in Slot Zeist showed many portraits of entrepreneurs and directors, from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century. With portraits of, among others, Jan Sluijters (Gerrit Heijn), Carel Willink (P.A. van Garderen, director of H. Albert de Bary & Co.) and Han van Meegeren (Prof. Ir. I.P. de Vooys, Akzo N.V.).

For more information about the accompanying catalog with articles about the general history of the portrait and the company portrait in particular, please contact us at info@onk.nl.

Slot Zeist, 1991

Modern Art Travels East-West

Modern Art Travels East-West

After the success of ‘Art Affairs‘ in Amsterdam, Enterprise & Art organized a similar exhibition of Dutch and Singaporean corporate collections on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the port city of Rotterdam and the 25th anniversary of the independence of the port city of Singapore.

Among the participating Dutch companies were Boekel de Nerée, Caldic, NMB Bank, Rabobank and Van Rietschoten & Houwens. The Dutch exhibition went on to the Erasmushuis in Jakarta.

An accompanying catalog shows an extensive selection of works that were on display during this exhibition.

WTC, Rotterdam; Empress Place Museum, Singapore; Erasmushuis, Jakarta, 1990

Art Affairs – 23 corporate collections

Art Affairs – 23 corporate collections

Enterprise & Art, then still a foundation, made a very successful start with the exhibition ” Art Affairs” in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. For the first time, 23 companies showed part of their art collection in a public location.

Participating companies, including NMB Bank, ABN Amro bank, Randstad Uitzendbureau and the Turmac Tobacco Company, were pleasantly surprised when Her Majesty Queen Beatrix was found willing to open the exhibition.

In addition, Enterprise & Art published ‘Art Affairs – 23 corporate collections in text and image‘, discussing extensively the art collection of each company involved.

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, 1988

Projects

Oman Sultanate art collection

For over fifteen years, Enterprise & Art has regularly supplied paintings to the Sultanate of Oman. Commissioned by Royal Courts Oman, several Dutch, English and German artists specialized in wildlife and nature create paintings and watercolors.

Main subject matters include landscapes and Omani wildlife, such as the oryx, the Arabian leopard and gazelles in the beautiful Omani nature. Arabian horses, camels and Omani fortresses are also among the requested subjects. The paintings are intended for palaces and government buildings throughout Oman.

Nearly 20 artists have now created over 200 paintings for Oman, based on photographs of landscapes, fortresses and wildlife sent from Oman.

Sluisbuurt Sessions Zuiderkerk

Sluisbuurt Sessions Zuiderkerk

On 4 and 5 June 2018, the Zuiderkerk was devoted to the future Sluisbuurt on Zeeburgereiland. During these days workshops were held with experts from different disciplines. As a first, the Sluisbuurt model was on display for the first time. Enterprise & Art signed for the organization.

Scale model

On June 4, a 3 x 7 meter model of the future Sluisbuurt was shown for the first time. The scale model covers the area around the IJ, from Central Station to Steigereiland on IJburg, including a part of Waterland. The 1:1000 scale model shows how the Sluisbuurt relates to its immediate surroundings and gives an impression of what the neighborhood can look like.

Both the area’s history and its future were discussed, whereby the area’s urban development was shown around the scale model and visitors could get an impression of the future plans for the neighborhood.

Sluisbuurt sessions

The model was the starting point for the Sluisbuurt sessions. These were substantive working sessions of the project team, covering a wide range of topics in the Sluisbuurt, such as: green and ecology, technology and mobility, living and working, sustainability and the possibilities for temporary initiatives. With the results of the workshops, the project team will further develop the plans for the Sluisbuurt.

Sale of art collection and Art Auction NIBC, The Hague

Sale of art collection and Art Auction NIBC, The Hague

For NIBC in The Hague, Enterprise & Art organized a very successful art auction among employees in 2016. More than 250 works of art found their way to a new owner. As a result of the refurbishment of the buildings, NIBC no longer had room for the art collection that had grown over the years. After the auction, a large number of artworks were auctioned publicly at an auction house.

Enterprise & Art assists NIBC, The Hague with the maintanance of their art collection. In May 2010 an auction was organized for the personnel of all posters in the collection as well as a number of graphic art works, which were superfluous. The auction took place in the garden of the building and was a big hit. Almost all items found a happy new owner. The auction was professionally conducted by auctioneer Herman Peerdeman of auction house Peerdeman in Utrecht.

Artwork for the Address Hotel in Dubai

Artwork for the Address Hotel in Dubai

In 2008, Enterprise & Art was commissioned by Wara, Heemskerk, to decorate The Address Hotel in Dubai. The artwork was produced by a Dutch artist, specialized in working with natural materials such as drift wood, shells and stones. He produced six impressive works, some consisting of various panels, for the hotel.

Citi Corp

Citi Corp

In 2008 Enterprise & Art advised Citi Corp Schiphol concerning the purchase of artworks for meeting rooms and corridors. For two meeting rooms, works were purchased from Bernard de Wolff and a photo collage of Amsterdam by Nissim Men was selected for the hallway.

Exhibition in Muscat, Oman

Exhibition in Muscat, Oman

In 2013, a painting exhibition organized by Enterprise & Art opened in the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Thereafter the exhibition has been on display in the Beit Al Baranda Museum until June 2014.

The 23 oil paintings and watercolors of Omani culture, nature and wildlife on show were created by six European artists, who are internationally renowned specialists in their field. The artists whose work is presented are John Bawtree, Araun Gordijn, Ahmad Haraji, Dick van Heerde, Bernd Pöppelmann and Renso Tamse. Especially for this show the artists have each painted several new works. The show is a pictorial tribute to Oman’s pristine nature and the hospitality of its people.

Through Enterprise & Art these artists have produced works in commission for Royal Estates Affairs of Oman since 2007.

Intercontinental Hotel Muscat
Al Kharjiya Street, Al Shati Area, Muscat, 114, Oman

Read an article in the Tribute of Oman

Symposium “Great Expectations”

Symposium “Great Expectations”

In november 2007 Enterprise and Art organized a symposium in the head office of ING Bank in Amsterdam titled: Great Expectations – art and opportunities in the United Arab Emirates. Among the speakers were Rita Aoun-Abdo, Art and Cultural Advisor of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company who spoke about the Cultural District on Saadiyat Island (a.o. Louvre and Guggenheim museum) and Bruno Maquart, Director-General, Agence France-Muséums who spoke about Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice, The Hague, 1996/2002

The Ministry of Justice in The Hague started purchasing works of art in 1996. An art committee, advised by Enterprise & Art, formulates their wishes and priorities. First of all, the lift halls in the twenty-storey high-rise of the Schedeldoekshaven in The Hague would each be provided with an original work on paper by as many Dutch artists.

When a renovation takes place in the corridor where the Minister and the highest officials sit, construction of a collection of small objects by a total of 43 Dutch artists will start. The starting point is the creation of a visually interesting and harmonious collection, in which various techniques and styles will be discussed. The collection, housed in seven built-in display cases, includes works of various materials, such as bronze, stone, ceramics, glass, wood and plastic. Furthermore, three paintings were purchased by renowned painters Jef Diederen and Ger Lataster.

In 2002 objects were purchased from Joost van Santen, Nicolas Dings and Janine Schimkat for the reception hall. Other departments of the Ministry of Justice have also been provided with graphics and paintings.

Kema Quality BV

Kema Quality BV

Arnhem, 2001

In 2001, moving into new offices in Arnhem prompted Kema Quality BV to contact Enterprise & Art. The company wants to enrich the office with a collection of contemporary graphics and work on paper. The company’s art committee set up for this purpose makes a choice from a pre-selection of Enterprise & Art. Employees are allowed to then make a choice from the collection to decorate their own workspace.

After some time, Enterprise & Art was invited again for a presentation of graphics and work on paper. In total, Kema has now purchased 72 pieces of graphics, 17 original works on paper and three glass objects from 43 different artists.

Vastgoed 55

Vastgoed 55

In 2000, the coming transition from guilder to Euro is the reason for Vastgoed 55 to request, through Onderneming & Kunst, textile artist Barbara Broekman to design a monumental tapestry for a building on the Singel in Amsterdam that offers housing to various financial institutions such as Fortis Bank, the Securities Transactions Foundation and the Banking Employers’ Association.

The tapestry designed by Broekman consists of a layered composition composed of details of banknotes from European countries that introduced the Euro in 2001. For example, the Dutch lighthouse and sunflower can be recognized, as well as the French Petit Prince and the Portuguese merchant ship. In addition, the graphic patterns of the Dutch banknote designer Jaap Drupsteen ensure mutual cohesion. The beauty and individual identity of the various banknotes, which were about to disappear, are emphasized in the artwork.

Linocuts for Forbo

Linocuts for Forbo

Linoleum factory Forbo, Krommenie acquires linocuts from Dutch artists through Enterprise & Art on a regular basis, to be offered as corporate gifts.

In 1999 Enterprise & Art organized a successful exhibition for Forbo about the 100 year history of the linocut in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen, with works by Kandinsky, Picasso, Corneille and many other well-known and upcoming artists.

Heineken

Heineken

Amsterdam, 2000

Throughout its lenghty existence, Heineken has built up an extensive historical archive. In addition to various brewery attributes, the Heineken collection includes a large collection of historical advertising material, old photos, glasses, bottles, labels, etc. In total, this concerns approximately 18,000 different objects.

Over the years, however, the structure of this archive has been lost and the collection has spread across various locations. In 2000 Enterprise & Art developed a plan to rearrange the entire archive and make it digitally accessible. Within a year, every object from the archive was identified, cleaned, photographed and described before being stored in a completely renovated archive space. All objects were collected into “The Museum System”, ensuring that the majority of the collection is available online to this day.

Peter Stuyvesant Foundation

Peter Stuyvesant Foundation

The Peter Stuyvesant Foundation owned the oldest and most renowned corporate art collection in the Netherlands. The BATCO office in Amsterdam Buitenveldert, where a large part of the collection could be seen, even had an official museum status. Above the cigarette machines, monumental works of art by international artists had been hanging in the factory hall in Zevenaar for many years.

In 1991 and 1992 Erik Hermida as executive advisor to the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation was responsible for organizing exhibitions of works from the collection in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Fundació Juan Miró in Barcelona and La Lonja in Zaragoza and Valencia, Spain. In addition, Liesbeth Hemelrijk provided the artist’s biographies for the catalog ‘Kunst werk / Art works – International modern art in the industrial work environment, an experiment lasting more than 30 years’.

Publications

Fifteen years Enterprise & Art – Art that moves

In 2003, Enterprise & Art celebrated its first fifteen years in the business. This anniversary book provides an overview of our main projects between 1988 and 2003.

In 2003 the Amsterdam company has already grown into an internationally operating art consultancy with a wide range of activities, including both successful exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as the composition of various art collections within the cruise industry.

Meanwhile, Enterprise & Art has been around for over 30 years. Over the past 17 years, our agency has continued to carry out very diverse projects and collaborated with various clients and artists. Our guiding principle is still to generate enthusiasm for art among clients and spectators and to stimulate their own creativity.

Vakmanschap is Meesterschap – 4 centuries Grolsch beer

Vakmanschap is Meesterschap – 4 centuries Grolsch beer

In 2005 the exhibition ‘Vakmanschap is meesterschap – 4 centuries Grolsch beer’ brought the history of one of the oldest and most successful breweries in the Netherlands to life. The fascinating history of Grolsch beer does not stand alone, but exists within a thousands of years old tradition of beer brewing.

The history of beer brewing and the special place that the Grolsch brewery occupies in it are the subject of this publication.

The Art of Cruiseferries – Pride of Hull

The Art of Cruiseferries – Pride of Hull

This catalog shows the art collection on board the Pride of Hull. Artists from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were commissioned to create special works of art for this collection. In each cabin you can see an original graphic artwork, by Jan Cremer, Martin van Vreden and Willie Rodger, among others. More than twenty artists, including Hugo Kaagman, Barbara Broekman and Jan Hendrix, were commissioned to create a special work for the public spaces.

With a length of 215 meters, the Pride of Hull, like its sister ship the Pride of Rotterdam, is one of the largest ferries in Europe. In 2001, both cruise ferres were fully provided with artworks by Enterprise & Art. The collection derives an extra dimension from the fact that artists from the two countries between which the Cruiseferries sail were given the opportunity to show their talents.

The Art of Cruiseferries – Pride of Rotterdam

The Art of Cruiseferries – Pride of Rotterdam

This catalog shows the art collection on board the Pride of Rotterdam. Artists from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were commissioned to create special works of art for this collection. In each cabin you can see an original graphic artwork by, among others, Susie Perring and Ondine de Kroon. More than twenty artists, including Ton Dubbeldam, Arjan van Arendonk and Jacobien de Rooij, were commissioned to create a special work for the public spaces.

With a length of 215 meters, the Pride of Rotterdam, like its sister ship the Pride of Hull, is one of the largest ferries in Europe. In 2001, both cruise ferres were fully provided with artworks by Enterprise & Art. The collection derives an extra dimension from the fact that artists from the two countries between which the Cruiseferries sail were given the opportunity to show their talents.

Forbo – The art of making a Linoleum Art Print

Forbo – The art of making a Linoleum Art Print

Forbo Krommenie commissioned Enterprise & Art to compile a manual for making linoleum cuts. The booklet covers three different methods: cutting linoleum in one color, making a multicolored linoleum cut with the use of more blocks and the reduction method.

The Integrated Art Collection – The future role of the art collection in communication policy

The Integrated Art Collection – The future role of the art collection in communication policy

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Enterprise & Art organized a symposium in 1997 in collaboration with the ING Group and Noordman Organisatie-Adviesburo at the ING Bank headquarters in Amsterdam. ‘The Integrated Art Collection’ is a report of this symposium.

During the symposium, entitled ‘The Integrated Art Collection; The future role of the art collection in communication policy’, some curators spoke about the role that the art collection could play in corporate communication.

At the time, companies were working from different policies. While the collections of ING Bank and the English NatWest bank were regularly used by the communication department, the collection of the French Fondation Cartier was completely autonomous, in the sense that it only carried the name of the company.

Art & Culture – ook in ons huis aan de muur

Art & Culture – ook in ons huis aan de muur

The Fonds Zomerpostzegels in Bunnik issued the third series of Ouderenpostzegels in 1995. In order to encourage care and nursing homes to participate in the sale of the stamps, Enterprise & Art was asked to compile a graphics folder that was given as a gift to the participating institutions.

In close consultation with the Fund, a selection was made of twelve Dutch artists who were asked to produce a piece of graphics for this folder in an edition of 250, based on the theme of the 1995 summer stamps: ‘Elderly and Mobility’.

The twelve artists who contributed to the folder and are discussed in this publication are: Yolande Brouwers, Dominique Chan, Marinus Fuit, Harrie Gerritz, Herman Gordijn, Diana van Hal, Jeroen Henneman, John Lie a Fo, Paul Lussanet, Jan Roëde, Kees Salentijn and Anton Vrede.

The Spirit of India

The Spirit of India

In 1993 country campaign ‘The Spirit of India’ took place. During The Spirit of India, Enterprise & Art accompanied the painters Bhupen Khakhar and Atul Dodiya and sculptor Sudarshan Shetty, when they each produced two lithographs at Steendrukkerij Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

As representatives of contemporary art from India, De Bijenkorf invited three Indian artists Atut Dodiya, Bhupen Khakhar and Sudarsan Shetty to each make two lithographs and make them available in an edition of 100 copies exclusively for Bijenkorf. Their colorful lithographs, which were exhibited in galleries in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam, were offered for sale to customers visiting De Bijenkorf.

A sculpture for the bank

A sculpture for the bank

On behalf of Rabobank, Enterprise & Art compiled the publication ‘A sculpture for the bank’, in which the creation process of the sculpture group ‘Looking, Thinking, Doing’ by Eric Claus is described in detail.

When Rabobank relocated their head office around 1990, the Rabobank Art Committee asked Eric Claus to create a statue that would be placed at the main entrance.

Claus created a sculpture group titled ‘Looking, Thinking, Doing’: three horse heads, resting on stylized horse bodies. The three horse heads represent the organization’s vision, thinking and acting. The sculpture group is made of 120 bronze parts and is located on a terrace in front of the entrance of the Rabobank head office.

From Kandinsky to Corneille – Linoleum in the art of the 20th Century

From Kandinsky to Corneille – Linoleum in the art of the 20th Century

Forbo Krommenie celebrated their 100th anniversary in 1999 with an Enterprise & Art organized exhibition in the Cobra Museum and a corresponding catalog. ‘From Kandinsky to Cornellie – Linoleum in the art of the twentieth century’ was dedicated to a relatively young print technology: the linocut.

More than 180 linoleum prints and objects were assembled for the exhibition, depicting the history of this medium from the first experiments by the German Expressionists to most recent developments. On show were linocuts by, among others, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Escher, Corneille and Baselitz.

Bugatti – cars, furniture and sculptures by the Bugatti family

Bugatti – cars, furniture and sculptures by the Bugatti family

‘Bugatti – cars, furniture and sculptures by the Bugatti Family’ was published to accompany the similarly titled exhibition in 1998 and tells the story of four world-famous family members.

The Bugatti family, originally from Italy, enjoys worldwide fame for their cars, designed and built by Ettore and his son Jean Bugatti. But Ettore’s father Carlo and his younger brother Rembrandt also contributed to the family’s fame. The versatile Carlo was a furniture design and silversmith, Rembrandt became a legend in animal sculpture. The lives of the four Bugattis span nearly a hundred years, from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.

Cars, furniture and sculptures of the Bugatti family were shown for the first time in the Netherlands during this exhibition. Various creations were on show in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

Patrons of Art – Meetings and Dialogues

Patrons of Art – Meetings and Dialogues

This catalog, entitled ‘Patrons of Art – Meetings and Dialogues’, focuses on the highlights from a number of Dutch and Russian corporate collections.

A similarly named exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Maecenas Society, as part of the Peter the Great Manifestation. Works from Dutch corporate collections were shown from ING Group, Nederlandse Gasunie and Shell Nederland. On the Russian side, Stolichny Bank of Savings, LUKoil, Crosna Bank and European Trade Bank participated.

Modern Art from Russia and the Netherlands

Modern Art from Russia and the Netherlands

The exhibition ‘Modern Art from Russia and the Netherlands’ was organized by Enterprise & Art as part of the Peter de Grote Manifestation, at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with the Dutch consulate in St. Petersburg and the embassy in Moscow.

A Russian and a Dutch bank jointly exhibited part of their collection of contemporary artworks in the Manege in St. Petersburg. A few months later, a more extensive sequel would take place on this exhibition in Moscow.

This catalog includes, among others, work by Karel Willink, Piet Sebens and Matthijs Röling.

Art Consultancy Guide

Art Consultancy Guide

In 1994 the third edition of the ‘Art Consultancy Guide’ was published, containing practical information on placing and financing art in the working environment. It provided an overview of agencies specialized in advising and assisting the corporate community in the field of visual arts.

Primarily intended for those who at the time were involved in decision-making about art in the corporate community, the guide provided a means to identify art consultancy services in each region in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Art Consultancy Guide appeared in four editions between 1990 and 2000. All editions were presented at the head-office of ING Group in Amsterdam.

Art Affairs – 23 corporate collections in text and image

Art Affairs – 23 corporate collections in text and image

Enterprise & Art, then still a foundation, made a very successful start in 1988 with an exhibition called ‘Art Affairs’; a unique collection of more than 300 art works from various corporate collections. In order to provide a clear picture of the art collection of Dutch companies, this book discusses seperately the collections of 23 companies.

Participating companies, including NMB Bank, Rabobank and AEGON, explain the history of their art collection in this book. The editors have also provided each work of art with a short caption. Special attention has been paid to the Hague artist Kees van Bohemen, both in the exhibition and in the book.

Have a Nice Day! More than 100 years of Coca-Cola history

Have a Nice Day! More than 100 years of Coca-Cola history

The catalog ‘Have a Nice Day! – More than 100 years of Coca-Cola history’ was compiled by Enterprise & Art to accompany the simarly named exhibition from 1995 and 1996 in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

The history of world’s most famous logo is closely related to several developments in industrial society, such as advertising, product packaging and fashion. Even historical events and social changes have left their mark on Coca-Cola’s advertisements.

‘Have a Nice Day!’ told the story of Coca-Cola through original posters, billboards and even paintings by the renowned designer Haddon Sundblom. 75,000 people attended the exhibition.

Art at Rabobank

Art at Rabobank

In 1994, Rabobank Nederland asked Enterprise & Art to assist with a special art application for a new furnishing concept. Eight artists were commissioned to design a work suitable for repitition in a long strip on a wall.

Artists were chosen for their special use of color and technique, supporting the typical characteristics of the organization. The bank’s own identity was further emphasized because the artworks were made especially for Rabobank.

Ineke Calis, Bert Loerakker, Piet Warffemius, Arty Grimm, Hugo Kaagman and Kees Salentijn produced an elongated piece of graphics; Rob de Ron and Winfried Evers provided a photographic solution. Their work is included in this catalog.

Modern Art travels East-West

Modern Art travels East-West

The catalog ‘Modern Art travels East-West’ shows an extensive selection of works that were on display during the similarly named exhibition that was shown in Rotterdam, Singapore and Jakarta in 1990.

1990 was an important year for both Singapore and the city of Rotterdam. As the Republic of Singapore celebrates its 25th year of independence, the city of Rotterdam is commemorating its 650th anniversary. Another link between the two cities is the fact that their ports are among the largest in the world.

Eleven Dutch and seven Singaporean companies gave permission to lend works from their corporate collections or completed the ‘Modern Art’ exhibition with works from private and public collections. The result was an exhibition in which more than 100 Singaporean and 100 Dutch works of art could be seen and compared.

NetherArt: A Dutch Response to the Nineties

NetherArt: A Dutch Response to the Nineties

The traveling exhibition ‘NetherArt’ showcased the work of ten young Dutch artists who were popular in the 1990s. Their work is discussed in this catalog along with information about each artist.

One of the most striking features of expressionist painting, which emerged in the early 1980s, was the important position it gave to figuration, even if it was usually in a caricature or rather abstract way. But neo-expressionism soon lost its appeal to a few young artists in the Netherlands.

In realistically painted but alienating images, these young artists expressed their opinion on current issues, such as the relationship between high and low culture and between the art of the past and the present.

In addition, the artists reflected on the rich tradition of European art, giving new impulses to old images and concepts. The humor and ironic distance that often accompanies this reveals a refreshing view of art, in which no dogma remains intact.

In ‘NetherArt: A Dutch Response to the Nineties’ some works by, among others, Siert Dallinga, Hewald Jongenelis, Hugo Kaagman and Rob Scholte are highlighted.

Dear sirs, portraits of Dutch business leaders

Dear sirs, portraits of Dutch business leaders

The exhibition ‘Dear sirs, portraits of Dutch business leaders’ showed many portraits of entrepreneurs and directors from the eighteenth century to the present day. This accompanying catalog contains articles on the history of portrait painting, and the history of corporate portrait painting in particular.

Until the Second World War, an artist was usually engaged solely by a company for one purpose and that was to make a portrait of the (departing) director or chairman of the Board of Directors. The portrait was given a place in the conference room and could usually only be admired by a small number of eyes.

The exhibition in Slot Zeist brought together 70 portraits for a larger audience. In this publication, the interested reader can delve into the background of the portrait genre and of the corporate portrait in particular.

Kunst werkt / Art works

Kunst werkt / Art works

This catalog, entitled ‘Kunst works’, shows a selection from the Peter Stuyvesant Collection between 1960 and 1990. At the start of a series of exhibitions in Spain, in 1991 the ‘Art works working committee’ was appointed. At the time, the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation had acquired approximately 900 international modern artworks for placement in offices and factories.

In 1960, the late director Alexander Orlow of the former Turmac cigarette factory began building an art collection that grew into the Peter Stuyvesant Collection. Orlow’s intention was to break through the monotonous character in the factory halls in both the Dutch and foreign locations and to stimulate the work ethic of the employees.

From 2007 the Collection was sold in three auctions. The Peter Stuyvesant Collection is the largest collection of post-war and contemporary art ever auctioned – the complete collection consisted of 1,500 works. It is also the first corporate collection compiled in the Netherlands. In 2012, the last 700 works from the Netherlands’ oldest corporate collection were auctioned.

Companies collect – 25 corporate collections

Companies collect – 25 corporate collections

The book ‘Companies collect’ is published exactly 12,5 years after ‘Art Affairs’ – the first exhibition by Enterprise & Art in 1988. At the time, 23 companies showed part of their art collection in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

In the context of its many years of cooperation with corporate clients collecting art, Onderneming & Kunst took the initiative in 2001 to dedicate a publication to the twenty-five most important art collections of companies and hospitals in the Netherlands.

‘Companies collect’ once again draws attention to the art treasures that companies have collected over the years. This book shows works by 147 Dutch and international artists. Each company describes its own art policy in an accompanying text.

Clients

Amstel Brouwerij
AON
ART BREDA
Caldic
Citi Group
Cunard
Deutsche Bank
Fonds Zomerpostzegels
Forbo Krommenie
Gemeente Amsterdam

GG&GD Amsterdam
The Grand Sofitel Legend Amsterdam
Heineken
Het Havengebouw Amsterdam
Holland America Line
ICOC (International Congress on Oriental Carpets)
ING Group
Kema Quality BV
Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken
Ministerie van Justitie

NIBC Bank
OLVG
P&O Ferries
Peter Stuyvesant Stichting
Rabobank
RAI Amsterdam
Randstad Uitzendbureau
Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Royal Court Affairs of Oman
Schiphol

Sphinx
Stichting Art Laren
Stichting Fair
Stichting Oeuvre Jan van der Vossen
VFD Interiors
Viking Line
WARA

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