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12 x Erwin Olaf, exhibition Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

July 4, 2019

July 2nd, ‘12x Erwin Olaf’ opened at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on the occasion of Olaf’s 60th birthday. During the celebrations yesterday evening, Olaf was named Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, a Dutch order of chivalry awarded to those with merits of a very exceptional nature for society. The photographer was distinguished in the Rijksmuseum for his leading photos and his commitment to the LGBT community, according to the municipality of Amsterdam.

* The Rijks Museum is staging ‘12x Erwin Olaf’, in which Olaf places his photographs in dialogue with Dutch painting. This is the first time that his work will be displayed alongside that of his great examples, Dutch Masters.
* * The exhibition continues until 22 September 2019.



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