The wall of Coen Moulijn (2014) Hans Citroen

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About the artwork

Coen Moulijn (Rotterdam, 1937 - 2011) was a well-known football player from Feyenoord and therefore became a Rotterdam folk hero. In his early years he lived and played football in the Bloklandstraat in the Oude Noorden. The wall that he kicked a ball against as a child was demolished in the 70s for urban renewal. In 1990 it was replaced by a new wall with a football goal and bronze plaque, designed by artist Hans Citroen. This wall also fell and was demolished. In consultation with supporters of Feyenoord and the municipality of Rotterdam, it was decided to make a third tribute. Hans Citroen was responsible for the design again. This wall also has a bronze plaque with an illustration by Moulijn. In addition, there is also a series of twelve photos from his football career. In 2014 The wall of Coen Moulijn unveiled in the presence of widow Adri Moulijn, Jules Deelder and former Feyenoord players Peter Houtman, Eddy Pieters Graafland and former caretaker Gerard Meijer.

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About the artist

Hans Citroen (The Hague, 1947) studied painting at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague from 1966 to 1969. He then followed a course at Ateliers 1973 in Haarlem until 63. With Bob van Persie he managed the smallest museum in the Netherlands from 1974 to 1976: the legendary The Keikdoos Museum in the Rotterdam Central Station. Citroen became known as an artist with Kunst & Vaarwerk, an artist collective that he founded in 1979 with artists Cor Kraat and Willem van Drunen, and with which he played a major role in Rotterdam's art history in the field of art in public space. In 2010 he made the book with his wife Barbara Starzyńska Auschwitz - Oświęcim. His book appeared in 2014 Auschwitz de Juden disastere about a forgotten platform.

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