THE LESSON OF SNATCHING BANANAS OF DR BB ARIS by Frank Willems.
Size: 270 x 170 cm
Materials: Acrylic, marker, crayon on reused wood
Adriaen Adriaensz, aka Aris Kindt; the scamp who was sentenced to death after been arrested for theft and robbery. He was hanged in Amsterdam and because he was a criminal his soul could no longer be saved. Therefore he had to take place on the cutting table.
Dr. BB (baboon) Aris teaches his 7 students how to steal a banana. Without getting caught and without hurting the victim. After all, a baboon cannot buy a banana in the supermarket.
If Aris would have lived in this age he would have been arrested, would have get the right kind of help and would have return to society. But he doesn’t. And because of his criminal activities he ended up on one of Rembrandt’s best-known artworks!
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