PARRA AT VAN GOGH

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Once every month on a Friday night, Amsterdam's renowned Van Gogh Museum hosts a top-drawer program packed with art, music, workshops and more. The January edition featured our good pal and famed illustrator Piet Parra. We swung by to hang out and have a look.

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Piet Parra is huge fan of Van Gogh, and drew inspiration from his works. It was great to see his works projected around the museum. He selected one of Vincent's masterpieces and created his own version in his characteristic Parra style.

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During the event, attendees were encouraged to explore the museum's exhibition halls, find a comfortable spot to sit down with pencil and paper, and let the inner artist loose. Each of the participants received an exclusive poster of Parra's interpretation of Van Gogh, and the evening's best drawing was also rewarded with a signed one-off print of the Van Gogh-inspired work "Two Hours Later", created by Parra.

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Oskar Maarleveld (who's an artist himself, as well as an art teacher) came out the winner of the evening. His interpretation of Vincent drawing a Parra-style lady was selected Parra and Edwin Becker, the museum's head of exhibitions. Congratulations Oskar!

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Photography: Masta Lee

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