Rotterdam-born Daan van Golden (1936–2017) was one of the most important Dutch contemporary artists. His works of art prompt the beholder to reflect quietly upon the everyday and the fleeting character of time.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen holds several works of art by Daan van Golden, including several photographic series. The collection encompasses his entire artistic oeuvre, from 1960 to more recent work from 2010. The museum possesses paintings from his early expressionist period in the 1960s, his celebrated pop art works such as the screen print with the portrait of Mick Jagger from 1967, his ‘paper hankies’ and other detailed renderings of everyday objects, such as the wrapping paper in the painting Fujiya (1964) from his Japanese period. Also included are more recent works, including his Celuy qui fut pris (2007–2010) with a silhouette of a 19th-century sculpture. A highly important aspect of his oeuvre, namely photographs and photographic series such as Youth is an Art (1997), is also present in the collection.