December 8th, 2011 by Leo Plaw

Van Soest Collection – Book

The book “Van Soest Collection” presents more than 450 paintings and sculptures from 70 artists of the Van Soest Collection. Rardy Van Soest began his collecton of “Fantastic Realism” in 1990 with the purchase of some paintings by Johfra. Fascinated by Johfra‘s surreal realism and curious to see other interpretations, he began to seek out other artists and collect their works. The Van Soest collection is one of the most important and unique collections of Fantastic Realism in the world.

The Van Soest Collection consists of over six hundred paintings, fifty sculptures and some five hundred works of graphic art (prints and drawings) by more than seventy artists from Europe and the United States. Almost without exception these works were created in the past half century – most indeed after 1990. Almost all of them were also purchased direct from the artists, providing a guarantee of their authenticity.

This book is a good overview of this collection with high quality reproductions rendered in excellent print quality.

The book is available for purchase through the Fantastic Visions Shop.


Jean-Pierre Alaux, Basher, Jan Beekmans, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Diana Vandenberg, Jan Van Den Berg, Giorgio De Chirico, Don Clarke, Davidov, Paul Delmee, Piet Deunhouwer, Hans Deuss, Oleg Dozortzev, Ernst Fuchs, Michael Fuchs, Gangadhar, H.R. Giger, Andrew Gonzales, Peter Gric, John Haanstra, Zdenek Hajny, Michael Hiep, Johfra, Hans Kanters, Jannes Kleiker, Oleg Korolev, Alexandre Kostetsky, Axel Kreher, A. Kubiczek, Kris Kuksi, Félix Labisse, Lamy, Victor Linford, Ellen Lórien, Gérard Di-Maccio, Ivan Marchuk, Vladimir Martsenuk, Andre Martins De Barros, Petar Meseldžija, Joop Moesman, Wout Muller, Adrei Nekrasov, Pieter Pander, Michael Parkes, Leo Plaw, Reon Argondian, Matthijs Röling, Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Viktor Safonkin, De Es Schwertberger, Hermen Smorenburg, Bram Tielen, Jean Thomassen, René Tweehuysen, Ed Ubels, Robert Venosa, Cas Waterman, Gérard Willemenot, Paul Wunderlich, Oleg Yakhin, Miro Zovko, René Zwaga, Dolf Zwerver, Dominique Béjart, Jan Bouma, Igor Grechanyk

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