Jacqueline de Jong (1939)
Title: Sir Billy Boy
Signature: lower right in pencil
Edition: 100 (12/100)
Printer: Bernard Ruijgrok, Amsterdam
Since the 1960s, Jacqueline de Jong has built up a versatile oeuvre, in which she effortlessly switches between expressionist painting, new figuration and pop art. She keeps reinventing herself. As one of the few female artists, De Jong played an important role in the avant-garde networks of the 1960s and 1970s both within and outside Europe, including the committed Situationist Internationale. In addition to being a visual artist, Jacqueline de Jong was also the publisher of The Situationist Times, a multi-disciplinary, playful magazine full of photographic and drawn images devoted to various themes such as the knot, the ring and the labyrinth. The artist says the following about the interpretation of her work: "I never wanted to give a message. I think everyone should interpret it the way they want. Freedom is very dear to me. I think freedom is essential in all respects."