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Stanley Edmund Brouwn (25 June 1935 – 18 May 2017) was a Suriname-born Dutch conceptual artist. His works explored dematerialization. He exemplified 1960s conceptualism. His best-known works include this way brouwn, Afghanistan-Zambia, and BROUWNTOYS 4000AD.
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Born in Suriname, Brouwn moved to Amsterdam in 1957. Most of his work was conceptual in nature, such as claiming all the shoe stores in Amsterdam an artwork. For most of his career, he also declined to give interviews or be photographed. He taught at the Kunstakademie Hamburg, had a major retrospective in 2005 at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and was also included in Documenta 5, 6, 7, and 11.
Dutch, Surinamese
Artist, Conceptual Artist, Mixed-Media Artist
Stanley Brouwn, Stanley Edmund Brouwn
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