Jan Schoonhoven rarely made such elaborate notes on the reverse side of his reliefs as in the case of R70-38 (1970), acquired by German photographer Lothar Wolleh in the year of its creation. But above all, Schoonhoven's text is a curious case of Dutch sobriety.
27/6 '70. I took a look at this work, here at Lothar's place. He told me that it fell to the floor. Doesn't matter! This work of art is for Lothar, Mrs Wolleh and Ollivier. Jan J. Schoonhoven
R70-38, 1970 (reverse, detail) Emulsion paint, paper and cardboard on wood, 124 x 84 cm Private collection