Got the Blues?


If you live in Rotterdam and often ride or drive thru the west side
you’ve probably already seen a block of 8 or 10 houses which are
painted all blue. I mean top to bottom, all the way blue, rooftop
and windows included. As you can see on the picture above it
makes these houses look like giant toys, which I think is the best
part of the work.

If you live in the neighbourhood (Rotterdam area) and haven’t seen
this ‘live’, don’t hesitate and go there. I’ve been standing there (on
de Beukelsdijk (near the Groothandelsgebouw – Weena) and just
simply smiled for half an hour.

The idiot savant responsible for this beautiful artwork is our very
own Florentijn Hofman. If you were on the first LLIK’s F.C. De Unie
you’ll recognize him as the guy sitting on the far right of this picture
(first from above). Here’s Florentijn’s website.

The pictures of this good stuff were probably made by the righteous
Rick Messemaker.


  1. nico
    Posted October 25, 2004 at 3:19 pm | Permalink



  2. Eline
    Posted October 25, 2004 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Zo! Inderdaad! Ik kwam er laatst langs met de bus en mijn mond viel open van verbazing en bewondering.

  3. Posted October 25, 2004 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Het stond hier in de krant. (Noord Hollands Dagblad)

    Dus ik denken, h’m alwéér Rotterdam…

    Rotterdam is hét!

  4. Nelletje en Ik
    Posted October 28, 2004 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Nelletje (a.k.a. Channel) en Ik hebben het live gezien en vonden het zeer indrukwekkend. en het was zelfs donker! het heeft dan iets sprookjesachtigs, maar dan in the dark part of the storie. nu nog maar een keer stilstaan als het zonnetje schijnt. Nelletje was trots op haar ‘buurman’. cheers Florentijn!