Thursday, June 29, 2017

Red van Riet by mOOniQ

These sculptures depict Red van Riet, language teacher and lover of literature, shaped in clay by Dutch sculptor Mooniq Priem.
Red was known for always wearing his scarf and 'alpinopet' (Dutch for 'beret'). To me personally, he exemplifies the older boinero as I remember from my childhood, growing up in the Netherlands: small diameter beret, short beard, an artistic laissez-faire look about him...
Interestingly, when Mooniq wrote back to me, a couple of days ago, she noticed a picture coming by on her Spotify account of another boinero: Australian singer-song writer Ry Cuming aka RY X. Ah, these coincedences... Made my day!

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