Untitled, 1997

Teun Hocks (Dutch, born 1947)

Teun Hocks, Untitled, 1997, oil on toned silver print, 64 1/2 x 52 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 1998.13.

“Hocks as protagonist is the comic Chaplinesque Everyman befuddled and overwhelmed by the absurd obstacles of everyday life. It's a morbid and maybe even depressing prospect, but one that is enlivened and profoundly humanized by the uncanny wit of this artist's fanciful imagination. Perhaps to err is human, but to make us laugh at it is pure Teun Hocks.”—Carlo McCormick, critic