Ficheroux chair (2008) Mathieu Ficheroux
The last remaining cast iron chair by artist Mathieu Ficheroux was placed on May 30, 2008 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery St. Laurentius. At the end of the 1970s, Ficheroux commissioned the Rotterdam Art Foundation to make the chair in a series of 24 pieces. These chairs were placed in various places around the Coolsingel, but almost all of them were stolen or destroyed. The last chair has been brought to safety and is in the urn garden of the cemetery.
Mathieu Ficheroux (Rotterdam, 1926 - 2003) studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. In 1969 he was awarded the Rotterdam Hendrik Chabot Prize. In the 1960s, eroticism and alienation formed a thematic undertone in Ficheroux 'pink and brown paintings, his plastic objects and his light reliefs (sleeping pieces). In the 1970s he depicted the transience in frames and damaged paintings. Since the 1980s, Ficheroux has again concentrated primarily on painting and drawing.