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"Portret van Kind Rots"


Rumbrand came to under a table in an Amsterdam nightclub one August night in 1659 during a performance by an innovative musical prodigy Gerbrand van Hoogstraten den Horst-Gerson, known by his stage name of "Kind Rots," (roughly translated as "Juvenile Petrification" or "Kid Rock.") The artist was immediately struck by the juxtaposition of red lipstick, long hair and scruffy sideburns and insisted on setting up his easel then and there to do a portrait of the young man, the result of which we see here.

Nothing much is known about the performer, other than at one point he was briefly married to Flemish silicone heiress Pamela Andreesenvoortiger.


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