3. The various studios: Des Présstraat
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In the autumn of 1980 an opportunity arose to move to the Des Présstraat, in the south of Amsterdam. A tiny street in the neighbourhood of the Concertgebouw. There, in april 1982, the Canto-project was started.
View of church and prison, 1981
|Canto 7 shows the view from the window. The painter worked in the attic, where a former garret and coalshed had been converted into a studio. The accompanying painting "View of church and prison" shows the view from the back.|
In the summer of 1984 it transpired that out neighours at number 10 were going to move. We managed to take over the rented appartment, which boasted a shower and a balcony.
|Canto 38 shows something of the opposite side of the street and Canto 39 depicts the studio. Again a garret was converted, and the wall to the extra room was pulled down.|
|2. The various studios: the beginning |||| 4. The various studios: Hoorn|