I received the devastating news from Mark Theloson and Paul Renaud yesterday morning that Minck Oosterveer passed away, the result of a motorcycle accident. We are all in shock and numb from the news. Just over a week ago Minck, Gianni, Stout, Schultz Petar Meseldzija and I were sitting in the Apollo Hotel lobby in Breda, The Netherlands having breakfast and enjoying each other’s company as we relaxed before the start of the Strip Festival. That Saturday evening was also a pleasant dinner with Minck in attendance. I consider myself fortunate to have met him and had a brief look into how kind and wonderful this great man was.
You can search the web to learn more about Minck the artist: www.minckoosterveer.com. For the time being, I would like to focus instead on the man–his pleasant demeanor and kind spirit and let it be known there are scores of friends out there that are saddened deeply by Minck’s passing. He will be sorely missed.
Beyond this tragedy, I find a peace knowing he was surrounded by friends, colleagues, peers and fans just a few days before his untimely death where people could celebrate him and his work and spend time with him one last time.
My most sincere condolences go out to his family.
photos provided by Mark Thelson