In a very short time, Ton became well known in the world of art and his work was also seen in the famous Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage, the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Louvre museum in Paris, the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, the Triennale di Milano Design museum, the Super Studio of the Milan Design Week and in 2020 a solo exhibition in the wonderful Danubiana museum in Bratislava. Unfortunately the solo exhibition in the Danubiana museum is, due to the Corona crisis, moved to a date determined in 2022/2023. Not only his paintings and sculptures are sought after by collectors, art lovers and enthusiasts, but also his famous art shoes, jeans, jackets, watches etc have become true collector items. Ton designed special art shoes for Dutch exclusive shoe brands Greve and Van den Assem and also high heels for the catwalk in Paris. Even the Dutch Shoes Museum added some art high heels to their collection and his art edition of the Michael Kors handbag, is added to the collection of the Dutch Museum of Bags & Purses in Amsterdam. His art edition All Stars sneakers, are highly apprecitated by many.
Among his clients are well known collectors and celebrities, who also appreciate his work and even one of them let Ton painted his Ferrari 355 GTS in a real piece of fast driving artwork. Ton also did some furniture design and some really serious designers/architects like Alessandro Mendini (RIP) and Alessandro Guerriero (designers of Groninger museum) were impressed and wanted to collaborate with him. Other special pieces of art design, are a real Fender Stratocaster in collaboration with the famous French guitaris Jean-Pierre Danel, Brian May (QUEEN), Steve Lukather (TOTO), Hank Marvin (SHADOWS) and French superstar Jean-Jacques Goldman. Also he did some art editions of the famous Philippe Starck chairs, art edition of an Italian design bike, very special art edition glasses and sunglasses, art edition bath tubes, art edition kitchen and many more. Besides the paintings and other art objects in 2020 some very special NIKE based art balls had been done. Ton was also interviewed by the famous Pravda newspaper and had a wonderful interview in the special December issue of the luxery magazine of The National, the largest English newspaper in the United Arabic Emirates/Abu Dhabi/Dubai. For 2023 we will see what will happen according the Danubiana exhibition but Ton is also collaborating with great Italian designer Alessandro Guerriero, with a special project of 3D printed sculptures, called “Familiar Faces” which will be exhibited at the great Shenzhen World Exhibition Center in the Design Pavilion Dome, from July 25 till July 28 2022. Probably later an exhibition in the Triennale di Milano Design Museum . More to come and thumbs up.