Bas Jan Ader, ‘Broken Fall (organic), Amsterdamse Bos, Holland’, 1971/1994, Meliksetian | Briggs

Catalogue raisonné: Bas Jan Ader "Please Don't Leave Me" Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands, 2006 Item number 9.

Signature: Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Estate of Bas Jan Ader.

Selected Exhibition History

Tra du Mondi, MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (solo)
The Imminence of Poetics, 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paolo, Brazil (group)
Suspended Between Laughter and Tears, Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College, Claremont CA travelled
to Museo de Arte Zapopan, Mexico (solo)
Fall, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Please Don’t Leave Me, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
All is Falling, Camden Arts Center, London, UK (solo)
A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts, Mitchell - Innes and Nash, New York, NY (group)
Bas Jan Ader, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (solo)
Bas Jan Ader, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
Filme, Fotografien, Projektionen, Videos und Zeichnungen aus den Jahren 1967-1975, Munchen
Kunstverein, Munich, Germany travels to Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, Kunstverein
Braunschweig, Germany (solo)
Bas Jan Ader, The Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine; travels to Sweeny Art Gallery,
University of California, Riverside; Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (

Selected Bibliography (image reproduced)

Hainley, Bruce. “Legend of the Fall: Bas Jan Ader.” Artforum. (1999): 93.
Muller, Christopher, ed. Implosion: Bas Jan Ader. Cologne, Germany. Verlag De Buchhandlung
Walter König. 2000. 31.
Mackenzie, Beatriz Eugenia. Bas Jan Ader. Mexico City. Museo Tomayo. 2004. 26.
Reins, Wolf, ed. Bas Jan Ader: Please don’t leave me. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Museum Boijmans van
Beuningen. 2006. 51.
Spence, Brad, Thomas Crow and Jan Tumlir. Bas Jan Ader. Irvine, CA. The University of California
Press. 2000. 18-19.
Verwort, Jan. Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous. London, UK. Afterall Books. 2006.
Dumbadze, Alexander. Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere. Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

  1. (discussion of work; image from the associated film)

The Estate of Bas Jan Ader.

About Bas Jan Ader

Dutch, 1942-1975, Winschoten, Netherlands, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

Bas Jan Ader

Group Shows

Project Arts Centre, 
Dublin, Ireland,
Somewhere near Vada