Black Crow (2006) Florentijn Hofman

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About the artwork

On Thursday 13 April 2006 became six meters high Black Crow by artist Florentijn Hofman placed on the lawn next to the new glass building of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. This put an end to the wandering of the crow, which Hofman made in 2005 for Crossing Border Festival and Kunstgebouw. The work was part of the MultiMediale Mythen project, in which Hofman was inspired by an old South Holland myth about the black crow. The myth goes: 'An older woman, living in a Schevenings hofje, heard three times tapping the window during a storm night. She hurried outside and saw a crow fly away. On the same storm night the logger died, on which her son sailed. " Florentijn Hofman donated the artwork to the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. Hofman is known for its large animal figures, such as Bunny Candy Bottle, the strongly enlarged yellow bath duck Rubber duck and the 30 meter long Festive pig in Arnhem.

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About the artist

Florentijn Hofman (Delfzijl, 1977) studied at the Kampen art academy. The artist is known for his striking large artworks, in which humor, sensation and maximum impact play a role. Florentijn Hofman became known worldwide for his Rubber duck, a greatly enlarged inflatable yellow rubber duck that has floated in various waters in Europe, Asia and Australia. It is another well-known work Festive pig in Arnhem.

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