Martin Riebeek: “My grandmother, grandma Maas, lived in Haarlem, at the Harmenjansweg 27/ In her living room she had a beautiful painting of a maid with a feather-duster under her arm. She looks in a book of her master. Light strikes her face. This painting is the reason why I started painting. In 1996 the painting was stolen and shortly after that my grandmother died. I cannot stop thinking about this painting. I am looking for people that know something about this painting.
In November 2002 I’ve set up an exhibition in Vide Centraal in Haarlem: an installation with a duplicate of the painting and a film to attract attention to this case.
If you have any information, please feel free to call me at + 31 76 5200990.”