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Heaven (Pulped Dummy)
Paul Kooiker

Heaven (Pulped Dummy) Paul Kooiker

Heaven (Pulped Dummy) Paul KooikerHeaven (Pulped Dummy)
Paul Kooiker
Van Zoetendaal Publishers (Unpublished)

Edited by Willem Van Zoetendaal.


176 pages
246 X 348 mm
ISBN Not Applicable


In Heaven, more than 450 polaroids by Paul Kooiker are arranged in spreads that communicate a kind of rhythmic melody, one which consists of images of funerals, churches, cityscapes, fountains and numerous pin-ups and nudes. This book, however, is a maquette or dummy prototype for prior to Heaven‘s final design and publication that has been cut in half horizontally for ‘pulping’ purposes. The book is bound, but has no cover or spine, and provides no information on the artist or Heaven’s publisher.

About the Artist
Paul Kooiker (b. 1964, Rotterdam) is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. Paul Kooiker studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 1996 he won the Prix de Rome and in 2009 he was awarded the A. Roland Holst Prize for his oeuvre.In the initial phase of his creative process he is a deliberately ‘bad’ photographer, producing a mass of exploratory material that often runs to hundreds of images. He then approaches this material as a visual artist, creating ‘collections’ in the form of three-dimensional installations and photo books.  As well as exhibiting widely in the Netherlands and internationally, Kooiker has devoted considerable attention to the publication of his work, mostly in partnership with publishers.

About the Publisher
Willem van Zoetendaal is a graphic designer who has been producing photography books since the early nineties. In 1994 he started publishing his own books, first under the name of Basalt (in collaboration with Frido Troost) and then under the name of Van Zoetendaal Publishers. He is an active gallery owner and curator alongside publishing.

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