A tribute to Pieter Sanders

by Unseen July 05 2018

We are deeply saddened to inform you that our Unseen Ambassador and Circle Member Pieter Sanders has passed away at the age of 80. Pieter had been sick for some weeks and passed away last Sunday. 

For over forty years, Pieter and his wife Marieke avidly collected the work of young and unknown artists from the Netherlands and overseas. Pieter was an unwavering supporter of the arts and especially devoted to encouraging upcoming artists and art initiatives, such as Unseen. Pieter, his endless support, and thoughtful counsel will be dearly missed. 

Our thoughts go out to Marieke, their children and grandchildren, and all those who knew Pieter. 

Image: Pieter and Marieke Sanders with works by Yael Bartana, Marijke van Warmerdam and Fernando Sanchez Castillo, 2017 © Telegraaf