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Q: Poster by Michaël Borremans ( No Answer,   8 Comments )
Subject: Poster by Michaël Borremans
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: rexx0r-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 21 Jun 2006 01:19 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2006 01:19 PDT
Question ID: 739894
"The Swimming Pool" is a painting by Belgian artist MichaŽl Borremans.
It can be found on google images by searching for "michaŽl borremans
the swimming pool". I can't link directly to the image as google
finds it offensive. Don't link directly to it in your answer
or comments.

I am looking for a way to buy a poster featuring this painting. It can
be either an online or a physical store. The store must accept orders
from and ship the poster to Denmark, Europe.

Clarification of Question by rexx0r-ga on 21 Jun 2006 01:25 PDT
In case google screws up the letters in Michael Borremans name, it is
a small e with diaeresis.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: czh-ga on 21 Jun 2006 14:33 PDT
The website warns you that if you link to the picture directly you
will be taken to a very offensive site. That's what happened with the
earlier question. It contained a direct link to the picture.
... michael borremans the swimming ...
450 x 600 pixels - 250k  - jpg

Below is the image in its original context on the page:

Warning to people linking my pictures directly from their own site: if
you use a picture on a forum or MSN Groups or the like, it will get
the goatse treatment!

Please ask my permission before using a picture, online or offline. I
hardly ever say no. You don't have to ask permission to link to this
folder, though: that's perfectly harmless and OK with me.
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: politicalguru-ga on 21 Jun 2006 15:23 PDT
I don't know if this answers your question (if it does, please let me
know and I'll post it as an answer):

The painting is part of the exhibition at: 
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst , Citadelpark, B-9000 Gent
T: +32 (0)9 221 17 03 | F: +32 (0)9 221 71 09 | E:
Foto: © MichaŽl Borremans, 'The Swimming Pool', 2001. Courtesy Zeno X
Gallery, Antwerpen & S.m.a.

The Gallery's contact details: 

The Museum's shop/contact details:
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: rexx0r-ga on 22 Jun 2006 03:20 PDT

Thank you for the info, but I am afraid it will not count as an answer
as I called them and learned they dont sell any of the paintings /
posters. They did a while back though.
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: thursdaylast23-ga on 22 Jun 2006 13:44 PDT
A couple thoughts. First of all, immediately below is a link to a bio
of Borremans that lists his recent (2005-06) exhibitions, both solo
and group shows. It might be worthwhile emailing or calling some of
the galleries and museums where his work has been exhibited recently,
since they may still have posters available for sale, if they stocked
them for the shows. (Note: The Cleveland Museum of Art is temporarily
closed for renovation/relocation, so they won't likely be of any
help.) I apologize for the long link; since I'm not an official
researcher, I cannot post live links.

A second thought is in regard to Borremans' book called simply
"Drawings," if you cannot currently find a print or poster of the
painting. Before I go further, let me say that I realize this is not a
very satisfactory solution to your dilemma; however, it may be a
temporary one. The swimming pool painting is the cover art for the
book, which, according to the American Amazon site, is 9.75 inches x
11 inches--not exactly large format, but larger than most. Also
according to Amazon, there are 66 color plates/photos in the book.
Depending on the binding of the book, the quality of the paper, and
your feelings about taking books apart, this book might provide the
painting in a form that could be matted or simply framed. On the
expensive side--but if the art reproduced in the book is frameable,
you could create a mini-gallery of Borremans' work. If you're
interested in exploring this possibility, here are links to the book
for sale on several websites:
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: rexx0r-ga on 24 Jun 2006 01:35 PDT

Thanks for your reply! I didnt get online yesterday but I'll try to
call the museums on your list after the weekend. If that doesnt give
anything, yeah maybe your right about the book idea :)

Talk to you monday!
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: rexx0r-ga on 27 Jun 2006 03:29 PDT
The people I've talked to so far have all pointed me to the SMAK
people I talked to last week. Hrmm.
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: thursdaylast23-ga on 03 Jul 2006 22:19 PDT
I haven't come up with any source more likely than you've already got.
However, when I was browsing Google Answer tonight, I came across a
website recommended by a Google Researcher to someone seeking a
high-quality reproduction of a work of art. The researcher had
recommended emailing the company to see if they could supply
reproductions, even though the artist was not listed, and the inquiry
was successful. While this website does not list Borremans, it might
be worthwhile to contact them to see if they can supply a print, or if
they know another source you could try.

Also, in some further research, I did find more specific dates for
this year's Borremans exhibitions, and noticed that the one in Paris
is upcoming. If you haven't tried contact them yet (or even if you
have), you might try at the beginning of the exhibition, when they may
have gotten in any merchandise specifically related to the show. I
can't find the page again at the moment, but the page I previously
pointed out to you should have the name of the gallery in Paris, and
they probably have a website with contact information.

If I find anything more promising than this, I will post the
information as long as the question is still open.
Subject: Re: Poster by Michaël Borremans
From: artpatient-ga on 03 Oct 2006 04:05 PDT
this weekend there is a borremans edition on auction at gallery de vuyst

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