Collected Storiesis Vanriet’s thirteenth solo exhibition at the De Zwarte Panter Gallery — their cooperation already started in 1973 — and gathers four themes of paintings inspired by classic images from the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, through intimate house scenes mixed with the hostility of the outside world, then comes the epic mourning after the crash of a football team, and finally the gouaches provided by Vanriet’s newest poetry collection Heldenleven (A Hero’s Life), published simultaneously by Polis. For the catalogue of Collected Stories the painter gave details concerning the content and background of his work. They are complemented by an essay by the distinguished Polish poet and novelist Adam Zagajewski.