Anita (2001) David Bade

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

For artist David Bade this image is Anita his first work in public space. He normally works with styrofoam and other perishable materials, but now he had to choose the more durable polyester. The right materials and their 'skin' were chosen in close collaboration with the polyester company. This company also makes images for the Walt Disney theme parks. At the factory they called the statue of Bade Horny Anita, so the artist decided to keep this name - in the correct version. Just like its temporary constructions, this image is wild, rough and incoherent. It is a mess where buckets stick out and which is just as colorful as the skate park on which it stood (the floor painting of 75B has been removed in 2015 due to the arrival of the new skate park Westblaak). The artwork is just as dynamic as the traffic that rushes around it. After this one Anita Bade would often work in public spaces, including for the GEM in The Hague. For more information: Sculpture International Rotterdam

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About the artist

David Bade (Willemstad (Curaçao), 1970) lives and works in Amsterdam. He draws and makes spatial work, often assemblies, in which he processes newspapers and other found objects and unusual materials with PUR foam. His work provides a comical and critical commentary on society, or on developments in that society.