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Blok Pilgrimage Las Vegas
Photograph 100x150cm, 2002

Nevada still deserves its long held reputation as a place where you can leave your troubles behind, especially if those troubles involve an ex. Putting an end to matrimonial vows became BIG in Vegas in the 1930's. With only a 6-week waiting period (instead of Greta Blok's 884 weeks), finally established by law, thousands of men and women received a "quickie" divorce in the Wild West. The rich and famous had found the ideal place to gain their freedom. Fabulous hotels and "dude" ranches sprang from the green meadows to accomodate the unhitched to be. And soon the valley was glittering with diamond rings thrown by happy divorcees. Cees Krijnen.