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George Rickey back on Schouwburgplein

De Three Columns of George Rickey have been placed back on the facade of Theater Rotterdam on Schouwburgplein. The work has been absent for almost five years.

What preceded it
On May 19, 2015, one of the three moving sculptures on the facade of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg (now Theater Rotterdam) was severely damaged during a storm. The damage led to a thorough restoration. The moving wind-winding constructions were installed in 1989 in the steel cubes on the facade of the Schouwburg. At the time, the artwork was a gift to the city of Van Ommeren (Vopak), which celebrated its 150th anniversary. The American artist George Rickey worked closely with Wim Quist, the architect of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, during the design process.

Rickey's relocation will follow later this year Two Turning Vertical Rectangles (1971) on the Binnenwegplein. This work was also completely restored.

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Publication date: 12 / 03 / 2020

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