Bob Scholte Art Haarlem overzichtsfoto

Photo: Studio Jan Willem van Riel

As a master's student of Art, Market & Connoisseurship at the VU University Amsterdam, I focus on recognizing quality and authenticity in art.


You may know me from the column "Art Hunt" in Tableau Fine Arts Magazine where I write about my art adventures. I am always on the lookout for special artworks, place works of art within the oeuvre of the artist and attribute anonymous artworks to old masters that I offer for sale on my website.


I am now a proud owner of a growing art collection. A part of the  collection is visible on the website.


The current artworks on offer include drawings of Louis Soonius, a collection of etchings by Leonor Fini, a photo collection by Paul Blanca, some paintings by Dutch masters from the 17th century, including Anthony Jansz. van der Croos, and I have works by Jan Mankes for sale.

Stay informed about my adventures in the art world via the website and read the stories behind these works in Tableau Magazine. For questions send me a message!


Paul Blanca te koop, zelfportret met Mickey Mouse op zijn rug
Paul Blanca te koop, slagersjongen New York 1983.



"Paul Blanca (1958), born Paul Vlaswinkel is a Dutch photographer who became famous in the 80s with his controversial and violent images. In New York, he was accompanied by Robert Mapplethorpe that the young photographer called his only real rival.


Blanca does not shy away from confrontation, he mutilates himself with razors and arrows and portrays heroin prostitutes in their moment of surrender. In Par La Pluie Des Femmes he asks women about their most traumatic memories while capturing them naked and mostly crying.  

In Deformation he deforms human bodies. Here he makes the viewer think about the relative limits of the human physique by distorting his models with a wire.


Despite the averse subjects, Paul Blanca manages to capture the moment in an aesthetic way. His photos make the viewer think about what beauty is and continue to intrigue."


Read the entire column via  Tableau Magazine .

The collection consists of a large number of signed photos. All in A3 format and printed on high-quality photo paper (Lambda print/C-print).


Only a part of my collection is shown on the website, you can find them here. Would you like to view all the works? Send me a message via the  Contact Form.

'On the hunt for photos of Paul Blanca'