Rotterdam: Hotel New York

Hotel New York in Rotterdam embedded between high rises. It used to be the passengers terminal for the Holland – Amerika Line.

This is Post # 1,000 of this blog.

Apt subject. as the making of this hotel in Rotterdam inspired me to create my small hotel / B & B Haagsche Suites in The Hague later.

The highest highrise here is the Montevideo building by Francine Houben.

Left Highrise is WorldPortCenter by Norman Foster.

Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan

Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan
In Rotterdam I saw an exhibition about real life like figures in Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Three wax arms protruding from the wall.

Maurizio Cattelan, in a mixture of Don Camillo, Pinocchio and court jester, always carries his pictorial statements to extremes so that the realistic depiction of well-practiced social and art world conventions tips over into the absurd and ridiculous. Rather theatrical and ephemeral in his actions, objects, and installations, but deploying ironic sophistication and unexpected turns, the artist spares no taboo in unmasking deceitfulness. Born in 1960 in the North Italian university town of Padua, he started his career in the eighties creating anti-functional design objects before deciding to work in the art world, which, in his own words, he found “much more appealing.” Since then, Cattelan has become an internationally renowned artist, even though he would not describe himself as one.

Via Emanuel Perrotin a Gallerie representing Cattelan.