PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM
Luzie, a 5 meter high banner, commissioned for Ferdinand Bol Street, Amsterdam. A collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, Meesters op Straat Foundation and the City of Amsterdam
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In 2013, Stichting Meesters op Straat and the Rijksmuseum launched the Meesters op Straat (Masters on the Street) project. The initiative decorates each Amsterdam street that carries the name of a Dutch Master (ie. Ferdinand Bol Street, Frans Hals Street) with two artworks: a reproduction of one of the Master’s paintings and a contemporary interpretation of it.
For the pilot project, I was invited to interpret Ferdinand Bol’s ‘Self-Portrait’ (Rijksmuseum collection). Bol’s painting and my interpretation Luzie were then reproduced on 4 x 5 meter banners, and exhibited from March 2013 until August 2015.
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