Vincen Beeckman
Claude & Lilly


12,7 x 21,6 cm, 36 p, ills colour, pamphlet stitch, English
ISBN 9789493146068
text: Colin Pantall
design and editing: 6′56″ & Vincen Beeckman


edition of 500
March 2019

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“I met Lilly when I was working at the Foire du Midi fair in Brussels,” says Claude van Halen of his late partner, Liliane Maes. “I met her on the 14th of July 1995. The boss of a bar asked me, « Claude do you want to go with her because her man is beating her? » I said yes. I even left my job for her. I went with her and and we stayed together for so long, for 23 years.”

Lilly passed away on 6th June 2018, Claude by her side till the end. The romance between them is kept alive through Vincen Beeckman’s pictures of Claude and Lilly. They are pictures of love, small sequences of affection, of touching, holding, kissing and being together in each other’s company.