Excerpt from ’Nabelichting’, Chapter 15, Beyond Fire
It took years before we worked together again. This time Herman made a gigantic painting, measuring about 2,5 x 8 meters, commissioned by an advertising agency. The idea was to cut up the painting in small pieces which would be used as placemats at a society dinner. In my studio I photographed him during the whole process, which took almost a week. For practical reasons he stayed overnight, like in the old days.
The difference was that his daughter Lola was there, for whom he made breakfast in the morning. With toast and jam and lots of tenderness.