The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has an extensive CoBrA collection, in which the oeuvre of Constant, initiator and intellectual brain behind the Dutch CoBrA branch, occupies an important place. Since 2008, the museum has also managed a large number of works from the estate, which the Foundation Constant has transferred to the museum on long-term loan. That work comes from the Amsterdam studio, where Constant worked from 1964 and which was emptied out with the help of the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam at the time.
Constant is best known for his CoBrA work and the New Babylon project in the 1960s. In the period from 1971 until his death he returned to painting. In these works he shows a great commitment to the world. This painting creates a complete overview of Constant’s later work, which is not yet available in any museum. The paintings are therefore of great importance not only to the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, but also to the ‘Netherlands Collection’.