Untitled (1990) Dick Postema

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About the artwork

This work was made by artist Dick Postema. The two sculptures are made of openwork rusted corten steel. Both the rust color and this old technique (also called lace) refer to the past, while the abstraction clearly points to the much more recent modern art. The statue was unveiled on March 9, 1990 by then-mayor Bram Peper. The work had to be temporarily removed due to the renovation of the café around the corner. It then had to make way for a storage place for the building material, but was then returned to its original location.

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About the artist

Dick or Dirk Postema (Rotterdam, 1952) studied from 1975 to 1979 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam. He is a sculptor, conceptual artist and screen printer.