Homard 54


  • Technique Mixed Media
  • Size 120 x 120 cm
  • Edition Unica
  • Art purchase scheme 10 X 320,00 interest-free
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Homard 54: a work of art by Olav van Lede

The Homard 54 is an impressive 120×120 cm artwork that takes the viewer on a nostalgic journey through culinary history. This unique lobster is depicted on original pages from P.J. Sarels van Rijn’s 1959 cookbook “I Can Cook,” creating a special blend of art and culinary tradition. This work can be admired at our gallery in Amersfoort as well as purchased online and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

About the artist: Olav van Lede

Olav van Lede is an artist who challenges the oft-repeated 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 In his work, Olav focuses on historical documents and subjects, which he connects with vivid icons or objects.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 such as space travel, war, strategy, culinary traditions and nostalgia.

The creative process

Olav’s creative process begins far outside his studio. He seeks historical sources from collectors, antique dealers and museums. In this way, he brings remarkable, moving and sometimes confrontational 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.

Innovative style and awards

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.