In Guy Vandenbranden, Inner Circle writer David Vermeiren explores the friendships between Guy Vandenbranden (°1926) and contemporaries such as Bram Bogart, Pol Bury, Gilbert Decock, Jo Delahaut, Jan Dries, Walter Leblanc, Pol Mara, Luc Peire, Roger Raveel, Michel Seuphor, Gilbert Swimberghe, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Dan Van Severen, Jef Verheyen and Mark Verstockt. A richly illustrated text and catalogue emphasizes the international character of the Belgian art scene between 1955 and 1980.
This exhibition offers an insight in the international network of the Belgian post-war avant-garde, from the perspective of Vandenbranden’s art and his close connections with avant-garde group Zero. Besides works by Vandenbranden, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings and sculptures by his friends, colleagues or what one would call: his inner circle. The exhibition was first shown at the international auction house Dorotheum in Brussels. In May, it opened at Gallery Callewaert-Vanlangendonck and afterwards it traveled on to Düsseldorf.
The book, designed by Thomas Soete, has a very distinctive cover.