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 of Feyenoord and therefore became a Rotterdam folk hero. In his younger years he lived and played football in the Bloklandstraat in the Old North. The wall he kicked a ball into as a child was demolished in the '70 years of urban renewal. In 1990 it was replaced by a new wall with a soccer goal and a bronze plaque, after a design by artist Hans Citroen. This wall also fell and was demolished. In consultation with supporters from 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, a series of twelve photos from his football career can also be seen. In 2016 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) followed the direction of painting from 1966 to 1969 at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. Then he followed up to 1973 a course at the Ateliers 63 in Haarlem. With Bob van Persie he managed from 1974 to 1976 the smallest museum in the Netherlands: the legendary The Keikdoos Museum in Rotterdam Central Station. Citroen became known as an artist with Kunst & Vaarwerk, an artists' collective that he founded in 1979 with artists Cor Kraat and Willem van Drunen, and with which he played a major role in Rotterdam 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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