The building (1957) Adri Blok

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About the artwork

On the corner of the Slinge and Ooltgensplaatsweg, architects Jos and Leo de Jonge designed a flat for the Patrimonium housing association. The facing brick is on the front wall of this flat The building applied, made by artist Adri Blok. The tableau is a tribute to Mr. Arie Bos, who was the President of Patrimony and had these houses built. The stone shows the motifs of the construction, referring to the reconstruction that was going on at the time and where this flat was built. Houses, the family, the bricklayer and the clients are depicted from left to right. Below the text 'The stone is laid 19-9-57 by Arie Bos b. 27-11-1947". In 1991, the stone was temporarily removed due to renovation of the flat. The building was then placed a little higher and partly built in.

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About the artist

Adriana Cornelia Blok (Rotterdam, 1919 - 1990) was born in Charlois and received her education at the academy of visual arts in Rotterdam. She was one of the first sculptors in the Netherlands to make concrete reliefs. There are several bronze statues of her in Rotterdam, such as Koos Speenhoff and the Drum bearing.

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