The core of Verhoeven’s work are her drawings. Not just sensual and beautiful, but also tragic femmes fatales populate her creative world. Some display a hint of Beardsley, while others have a blatant Vogue stare or a constructivist physique. Allusions tumble over one another, easy enough to find for those who care to look. Blaring pop music and fashion, paintings and interiors, hairstyles and films, anything can nourish Verhoeven in her search for inspiration.
On the occasion of the exhibition, MU published ‘A Bit of Rough’, a book dedicated to the work of Julie Verhoeven. This publication includes an essay by critic Francesca Gavin.
Publisher: MU | Text: Angelique Spaninks, Fracesca Gavin | Design: HeyHeyHey | Edition: 1st (1000) | Print: 71 pages, full colour | Cover: hardcover - (special edition, hand painted by Julie Verhoeven) | Afmeting: 157 x 220 mm | ISBN 978-90-79423-05-7