A tribute to…..
…a wonderful piece of art that is demolished right now.
The “Beukelsblauw” on Beukelsdijk in Rotterdam was originally supposed to last only for 3 month, until the demolition of the five former apartment buildings. The one in the middle was squatted even after it got painted blue – they had to put blue curtains and blue sticky foil on the windows. . Due to very lucky postpones, the buildings lasted for almost another two years, and so did the artwork.
Very quickly, it became more than just a piece of art, but also a landmark in the fabric of Rotterdam.
Find out more about it and the work of artist Florentijn Hofmann here