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Stedelijk Museum, 14-12-2012
The Stedelijk (Municipal) Museum of Amsterdam has been my favourite museum of modern art for many decades. It was located near to where I was living and I was a regular visitor.

The museum had in the past an international reputation, comparable with the Tate Gallery, MoMa, Guggenheim, Centre Pompidou. But because of renovation it has been closed from 2003 until a few months ago. Really a shame, and it is doubtful, also because of financial problems, if it will be able to regain its former status.

With my friend Gerrit I visited the museum. The main entrance is now through what is called "the bathtub". There are many more exhibition rooms now, so there was a lot to see. Really a feast for the eyes.

Here is a collection of pictures. I have only added the names of the artists, you will have to Google for more information. Unfortunately, the new rooms in the "bathtub" were closed because they were preparing an exhibition of works of Mike Kelley.

Outside the "bathtub"


Main museum entrance

Access to the bathtub

View of the surroundings

Entering the museum

Inside the museum

Marc Chagall

Piet Mondriaan

George Breitner

Jan Sluyters

Jean Dubuffet

Pablo Picasso

Kazimir Malevich

Theo van Doesburg

The monumental staircase

The "Erezaal"

Sol Lewitt

Jeff Koons
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Georg Baselitz

Henri Matisse

Jean Tinguely

Industrial design

More design

Rietveld design

lightlingmk2 wrote on Dec 20, 2012:
Beautiful big fat pig. What has the angel got to do with it ?

Kwai Loh wrote on Dec 23, 2012:
Nothing. It is called Ushering in Banality. Can you imagine that at a Sotheby's auction in November 2001 one of the three editions of this work of art(?)was sold for US$ 1,875,750?

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