Teun Hocks

Untitled, 1999

Teun Hocks (Dutch, born 1947), Untitled, 1999, oil on toned silver print, 41 1/2 x 52 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 1999.19.

In a setting reminiscent of Vermeer in light and décor, [Teun Hocks] has staged a scene filled with ambiguities. Has an interloper clipped an article from his paper, or is it his mind's eye that has cut through the dreary news and stock quotes to focus instead on the opened book in front of him?