The voyages of X
"X" is a sculpture that I created in 2013.
I often take it a along with me when I'm travelling to take a picture of it at interesting places.
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Incredible, they even rolled out the red carpet for X this time! It's is September 2015 and we're in the heart of Berlin at the Gendarmenmarkt. It is one of the most beautiful squares in the city where you can find three neoclassical buildings: the German Cathedral (Deutsche Dom) at the left, the Konzerthaus in the middle and the French Cathedral (Französische Dom) at the right.
And here is a holiday picture of "X" taken in the center of Brussels at the main square, the "Grand-Place". Nearby the Grand-Place you can find another great (but small in size) tourist attraction: Manneken Pis. This small fountain figure is almost 400 years old, it has been stolen several times (by the french and the british), it has a wardrobe of more than 900 costumes and an internet site: http://www.manneken-pis.be/ Although the site is in french only it is worth the visit.
"X" is proudly posing in front of "The Zonnestraal" a former sanatorium in Hilversum in the center of the Netherlands. The building was designed by the architect Jan Duiker and is an example of the "Nieuwe Bouwen". In 1995, the estate was submitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is currently on the Tentative List. The photo was taken in 2019 during the exhibition "Essentie 100 years Bauhaus" in which I participated.
Here we are in 2020, "X" is still looking great! I placed the art object on the edge of the foutain with dolphins in the historic heart of Haguenau (North-East of France). At the background the former city hospital that was built in 1757. The center part was the chapel with something peculiar: a dome that made it possible for patients on the upper floor sto assist to the service. Since 2013 it carries the name Espace Saint-Martin where modern art exhibitions are hosted. In 2020 I held my third important solo exhibition here, the BOMS (BlonK One-Man-Show).