Featured in The New York Times: Books by Barack Obama sr.

AMSTERDAM — In the late 1950s, a young Kenyan man named Barack Hussein Obama wrote a series of books in his native language, Luo, for a program to promote adult literacy in Africa. The coordinator of that program, Elizabeth Mooney, singled him out as particularly talented, and helped him apply to an international study program […]

Emo Verkerk sells for record price at NRC auction

A portrait of Gerard Reve by Emo Verkerk was sold for almost € 18.500 (incl. auction costs and droit de suite) at the 6th NRC auction in December 2016 – setting the record price for the artist. The portrait was a gift to the previous owner from Joop Schafthuizen. It’s widely known that Gerard Reve was responsible for the liberation of many […]

Adams sells the manuscript of the novel ‘I Jan Cremer’

Adams sold the manuscript of the novel I Jan Cremer (1964) to the Dutch Literary Museum – for the highest price ever paid for a Dutch manuscript! This bestseller occupies a unique place within Dutch culture. It is recognised as a landmark in the transition from the ’50s and the ’60s. The manuscript was sold […]

Jan Cremer: De gil na morgen (1958)

De gil na morgen (1958) – Leaf through a highlight from our past auction ‘Full Disclosure: The Art and Life (and Loves) of Jan Cremer’ Description: CREMER, Jan. De gil na morgen. ‘n bundel litho’s met tekst van Jan Cremer. [1958]. Orig. stapled wrappers with 21 original gouaches on paper. With hand painted title, 2 […]

Sale of the canal house Herengracht 386

In 2009 Adams sold Herengracht 386. This canal mansion was built in the 17th century by Philips Vingboons, Amsterdam’s most important architect during the Golden Age. Auctioning the canal mansion as a piece of art has drawn worldwide publicity. In the years following the auction the ‘city palace’ was turned into a museum on the history […]