Entering Lars Teichmann's atelier with its wall-mounted large-format works of his 'classics' series one feels like put into a dream visualising images before one's mind's eye from a bygone era. Let's go back in our minds to the 17th century to a Spanish baroque painter, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez who worked at the court of King Philipp IV. As one of the most important of his time he was charged with the task of making portraits of members of the Spanish court. According to their positions, ranks and roles king, royal family and ministers were portrayed. Countless observers know of these seigneurial portraits, artificial testimonials of authority and position, the 'classics'.