self·initiated:‘Op basis van Bas Oudt’ is an initiative of Niessen & de Vries. The aim was to show Oudt’s unknown oeuvre, emphasizing the physical aspects of his prints. Furthermore, the book had to show the width of Oudt’s influence. For this purpose seven of his former students were invited to make a section on and with his work. Uta Eisenreich was asked to photograph Oudt’s work. Chris Reinewald wrote the texts and Claudi Kessles (in her turn one of Richard’s students) tended to the general design.
The project was generously sponsored by the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture & Uitgeverij de Buitenkant.