From August 14is organizing Museum Slager in 's-Hertogenbosch a very special exhibition: the sales exhibition “The generous gesture”. More than 30 well-known Dutch artists cooperate and offer their works for sale. In total it concerns 110 paintings. The (digital) sale is done by auction and the proceeds go largely to projects of Colorful Children and the Liliane Foundation.
The idea to organize a sales exhibition arose in 2019, when Jan Nelissen bought a large painting by Marc Mulders at an art fair. Marc Mulders then gave Jan two paintings to sell for the Colourful Children Foundation. This gesture brought Jan to the idea of a sales exhibition for which he found support at the Liliane Fonds and Museum Slager . More than 30 well-known artists have since pledged their cooperation , including Theo Kuijpers, Marc Mulders, Reinoud van Vught, Leon Adriaans and Toon Laurense. A committee of recommendation has been formed, including Ton Rombouts and Roderick van de Mortel.
The sales exhibition “Het Generous Gebaar” starts on Saturday 14 August with a meeting of a number of participating artists and the Friends and volunteers of Museum Slager. Visitors and others can register for the works from 14 August (digitally and by auction).
For initiator Jan Nelissen, two important drives come together in this sales exhibition. Firstly : motivation .His commitment to Colouirful Children , for which he took the initiative in 2006 together with his wife Els. This organization supports local organizations and initiatives in India that take care of children and help them go to school, as well as projects aimed at women and mothers, who often stand alone and receive help with micro credits. The second motivation is Jan Nelissen's passion for art and his fame in and around the art world.