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Willem de Rooij, ‘Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800’, Christie's
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Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800

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Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800
Willem de Rooij
Dutch, b. 1969
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In his sculptures, films, and installations, Willem de Rooij investigates the idea of “non-referential art,” developing strategies to bypass external references. For example, in Intolerance (2010), he installed 17th-century Dutch paintings of birds with 18th-century Hawaiian ceremonial objects, creating art from already existing work instead of merely referencing it. Since 2007, he has produced abstract weavings that generate meaning through material: Woven linen panels gradually shift from silver to gold, or shiny to matte black. De Rooij is also known for his conceptual film collaborations with Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006).

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Willem de Rooij, ‘Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800’, Christie's
Willem de Rooij, ‘Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Christie's
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Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800
Willem de Rooij
Dutch, b. 1969
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In his sculptures, films, and installations, Willem de Rooij investigates the idea of “non-referential art,” developing strategies to bypass external references. For example, in Intolerance (2010), he installed 17th-century Dutch paintings of birds with 18th-century Hawaiian ceremonial objects, creating art from already existing work instead of merely referencing it. Since 2007, he has produced abstract weavings that generate meaning through material: Woven linen panels gradually shift from silver to gold, or shiny to matte black. De Rooij is also known for his conceptual film collaborations with Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006).

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Caucasian Rug, Shirwan, Baku, 1800

Chromogenic color print
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