Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen acquires Excquisite Corpse by Harmen Brethouwer

This cone by artist Harmen Brethouwer is made in collaboration with the architect Michael Young (Young & Ayata). This work is one from a series of 5 unique cones for which Brethouwer asked Michael Young to employ all styles from the book The Grammar of Ornament (1856) by Owen Jones.. In his book Owen Jones illustrates twenty ornamental style variations in total, such as Greek, Roman, Indian Persian, Renaissance which are combined in 4 different layered style sections in the cone.