Through Wies Willemsen/VFD two objects - with New York and its history as a subject - for the new boat of the Holland America Line. The boat, 'New Amsterdam', has been dedicated by Princess Maxima in Venice on July 4, 2010. These works are made of thin acrylic. One object has been executed in light and the other in dark grey.

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Light gray version of the art-piece for the boat 'Nieuw Amsterdam of H.A.L.

Light gray version of the art-piece for the boat 'Nieuw Amsterdam of H.A.L.

2010

The work has four sides. Each side has been cut and folded out of one (single) piece. The history of New York has been incorporated into the object: on some sides at the top and on others at the bottom a design of former New York is shown. There where former New York is shown on top, at the bottom a design of modern New York can be found. The skyline in the artwork is that of Manhattan. Furthermore, differently on two sides there are famous buildings added, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, the Chrysler building, Flatiron, etc. A design of the famous Brooklyn Bridge is part of this artwork as well. The boat 'New Amsterdam' where both artworks (the light grey and the dark grey version) are located is reflected in the work; in some side the front of the boat is facing former New York and in other side towards today’s New York. Since water plays a major role in the history of New York, this also is included in the artwork. In the light grey version a two sided dark grey interior is visible. The design of this interior is that of the Statue of Liberty. The edges of the four outer sides and that of the two inner sides are attached to each other by means of integrated tabs and slots.

Another view on one of the sides of the light grey version for 'Nieuw Amsterdam'.

Another view on one of the sides of the light grey version for 'Nieuw Amsterdam'.

2010

This picture of the sculpture is showings (amongst other items): Manhattan's skyline (top), Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Centre, and the boat 'New Amsterdam' sailing to former New York (fully below).

Close up of one of the top part of a side.

Close up of one of the top part of a side.

2010

The top of one of the four sides of this artwork highlighted. This close up is showing - amongst other items - the Manhattan skyline, the logo of HAL and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Dark gray version

Dark gray version

2010

This version of the two art-pieces made for the new boat 'Nieuw Amsterdam' of the Holland America Line has four dark gray exteriors and two light gray interiors. In design, both versions are identical.

One single side of the artwork

One single side of the artwork

2010

A single side of one of the artworks, namely a side of the dark gray version.

Picture pieces on boat

Picture pieces on boat

2010

n impression of the artpieces on display on the boat of the Holland Amerika Line ("Nieuw Amsterdam").