Gerard Wessel - BROOD book presentation
Last November 5, on Herman Brood's 75th birthday, ceremonies in memory of Herman Brood were held in various places in the country. At our museum, the book presentation was BROODD.
Photographer and born in Zwolle Gerard Wessel learned to know Herman Brood in his years as a student at the Photography and Technology School in The Hague.
His latest book BREAD is an intimate portrait of the Netherlands' greatest rock 'n' roll artist, but an under-appreciated artist in the museum world, with unknown hilarious stories and countless, never before published photos from the enormous archive of photographer Gerard Wessel. From the mid-eighties until the end of the musician/artist's life, the two had a 'professional friendship', as the photographer calls it. Wessel followed Brood at home and abroad, in good and bad times and during the inimitable adventures that only Brood experienced. They felt each other flawlessly in terms of photography, resulting in such a 20,000 photos. In this book Gerard Wessel looks back in word and image on his experiences with Brood, and he also interviewed old friends he met during that intense period.
The turnout was great and it was a very special evening!
Photos made by Marijke Ripke.