This book con­tains 10 visu­al essays pho­tographed by Johannes Schwartz and con­ver­sa­tions with the patrons of com­mis­sioned murals in pri­vate col­lec­tions by Hanne Hagenaars: 

The patrons who speak in this book are the brave among art buy­ers: their walls bear a mur­al by Gijs Friel­ing, and that’s not some­thing you can put away, or put into stor­age, turn to face the wall or sell. Paint­ing over it is a pos­si­bil­i­ty but if you have final­ly decid­ed to enter into this com­mit­ment, mov­ing house seems like a more real­is­tic way of escap­ing from the work than a white coat of paint on top of it. But not a sin­gle own­er that I spoke to is tired of the art­work; on the con­trary. It seems that the whole rit­u­al of decid­ing, dis­cussing and allow­ing the artist into your house changes your posi­tion as a buy­er: the patron is no longer a con­sumer but an accom­plice.’ (Hanne Hagenaars)