• Technique Mixed Media
  • Size 80 x 120 cm
  • Edition Unica
  • Art lease 68,85 monthly
  • You save 45,90 monthly
  • Art purchase scheme 10 X 229,50 interest-free
Rent for € 68,85 p/m
SKU: UJCZG Category:
Ask a questionFast answer
Receive a personalized preview on your wall!Free
Explanation about art leaseSee


Dodo is an original artwork by Olav van Lede, size 80x 120cm. Since the Dodo is extinct and the Dutch language may be facing the same thing, Olav painted the Dodo on a background of an original 1912 Monkey-Foot-Mies school booklet. The artwork is on display at our gallery in Amersfoort but also available for purchase online. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Delivery time 1-3 business days.

Artist Olav van Lede challenges the common advice to leave the past behind. He doubts that is always the right approach, given the countless unique and valuable moments the past holds, full of learning moments, nostalgia and renewal. In his work, Olav focuses on historical documents and subjects, which he connects with vivid icons or objects. He explores various themes, including space travel, war, strategy, culinary traditions and nostalgia. For him, the creative process begins far outside his studio, where he seeks out historical sources from collectors, antique dealers and museums. In this way, Olav brings remarkable, moving and sometimes confronting facts and moments from the past back into focus, resulting in artworks that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Born June 28, 1976 in Montreal, Canada, Olav van Lede traveled through Belgium, England and France before landing in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 21st century. There he found shelter in an old studio in the Oud Zuid district, where he lived for many years and developed himself artistically, inspired by such luminaries as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. This period saw the creation of his first works, which soon found their way into various homes and offices.

With his effervescent ideas, Olav then launched his own interior design line, including small furniture, lighting and accessories. All infused with a touch of humor and designed under the motto “a smile in the mind,” under his own label and management. But in early 2022, he again felt the urge to return to his original passion. He again took up a studio and focused entirely on his art.

Since 2022, Olav has received several awards with his innovative, recognizable and original style. His work is now represented by several renowned galleries and is in demand by art lovers worldwide.