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While artwork is produced by artists, many opportunities for the artwork to be presented or promoted are done by others who do not engage in the creative pursuit themselves. These are the people that organise the exhibitions, sell the artwork, write or publish books about the artists and their work. Few artists have a natural talent for self promotion or organising on a larger scale. Such activities often take them away from what they do best, creating artwork. The following people have played varying roles almost as important as the artists themselves.

Gustav René Hocke

Gustav René Hocke

“Journalist and freelance writer”, Gustav René Hocke, who was born in Brussels in 1908, used to answer quite proudly when asked about his profession. Indeed, for as long as he lived, Hocke navigated between these two poles. He worked as a foreign correspondent in Rome for several newspapers and magazines, while at the same time […]

Gerhard Habarta

Gerhard Habarta

Gerhard Habarta is an authority on a Fantastic Art. Habarta (b. 1939) a Viennese native, has written many papers, newspaper reports and books on the subject, including the “Lexicon of Fantastic Artists.” In 1999 Habarta was awarded the Austrian Honorary Cross for Science and the Arts. From 1955 he worked with youth in education. He established […]

Peter Ledeboer

Big O Publishing, London, was owned by the Dutchman, Peter Ledeboer. Big O went under as a result of the fallout of the oil crisis in the late 70s. Published Robert Venosa‘s Manas Mana and the first book on Vali Myers under their Open House imprint and also Rodney Matthews. Other books have included Giger‘s […]

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