Collection ASR

Jurgen Bey

ASR

info

a.s.r. is the Dutch insurance company for all types of insurance. Via the a.s.r., De Amersfoortse, Europeesche Verzekeringen and Ditzo brands, a.s.r. offers a wide range of financial products covering P/C, life and income insurance, group and individual pensions, health insurance, travel and leisure insurance and funeral insurance for both retail customers and the corporate market.
Besides insurance products the a.s.r.-range also includes savings and investment products and bank savings products. Additionally, a.s.r. invests in real estate development and operations. a.s.r. is one of the five largest insurers in the Netherlands.

Art policy

The underlying idea for building an art collection is to make the working environment as inspiring as possible for the employee. We consciously chose contemporary Dutch visual art. Pieces are also used to enhance the look, feel and presentation of the various spaces. For a.s.r., supporting arts and culture is also part of its drive to be involved with the community. With the historical collections, the foundation wants to convey historical consciousness and a common corporate promotion. This leads to a greater commitment to the organization.
The art collection is divided into three themes, that each fit in with a.s.r.’s positioning. Pieces are categorized into the People, Daily life and Nature themes. The procurement focuses on the work of contemporary Dutch artists. With the art purchases the foundation wants to further strengthen the thematic subdivision.
a.s.r. also owns a collection of contemporary glass objects. Their transparency and clarity represent key principles that form a.s.r.’s profile. The acquisition will focus on organic glass art of working or living artists in The Netherlands. Many of these, are artists who experiment with glass and the limits of this search.

History
In January 2010 the foundation Art and Historical Artefacts was founded. The foundation exists of the following components:

  • Art
  • Historical Property
  • Historic Archive
  • Historic Library

This collection has been collected through several acquisitions from 1720. The art collection was partly collected in a art policy where the focus laid on the acquisition of modern contemporary art of Dutch Artists. The collection is a gathering of both a thematic and artistic movement.

Collection title
Collection ASR
Contact
Sigrid Vegter
Head office
Utrecht
Art collection locations
Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Enschede, Utrecht
Number of art works
Round 1500
Launch year
From 1720, since 2010 Foundation Art and Historical Artefacts was founded by ASR
Disciplines
painting, photography, sculpture, graphics, works on paper and glass
Focus of collection
Dutch contemporary art in thematic directions. Historical material which is distinctive for a.s.r. and its predecessors.
Website
https://www.asrnederland.nl/
Publications
  • Liesbeth van Abbe, Maria Anne van Dijk, Sur Place, Utrecht, 2007
Exposition space

Fortis Office Herengracht, Amsterdam, 2007

Gallery

ASR

  • Maurice Thomassen
  • Jurgen Bey
  • Leon Adriaans
  • Emo Verkerk
  • Bas Meerman
  • Marcel van Eeden
  • Bert Frijns
  • Kars Persoon
  • Henri Jacobs
Passe nr
Open de Gallerij

Passé, nr. 268, 2005
mixed techniques on canvas
90 x 55 cm

ASR — Maurice Thomassen

  • Passe nr

    Passé, nr. 268, 2005
    mixed techniques on canvas
    90 x 55 cm

  • Tree Trunk Bench

    Tree Trunk Bench,1998
    bronze, trunk

  • Stoel en kijkinstrument

    Chair and watch tool, 2003
    pigment and binder on canvas
    150 x 150 cm

  • Zonder titel

    Untitled, 2000
    marble, oil, wicker
    63 x 40 cm

  • Ohne titel

    Ohne Titel, 2004
    water colour
    70 x 100 cm

  • Zonder titel (Banketbakker)

    Without a title (confectioner)
    negro pencil on paper
    19 x 28 cm

  • Scheve kom

    Leaning bowl, 1993
    glass

  • Ta voix

    Ta voix, 2001
    oil on canvas
    210 x 50 cm

  • Palais a cinq salles

    Palais à cinq salles, 1990
    mixed techniques
    88 x 74 cm

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