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Artwork

Street art piece

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Tribute to Klaus Nomi

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Sandrine Boulet

Artist Bio:

French street artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet takes pictures of everyday objects on the streets of Paris and then draws over them to give new meaning to ordinary things like street posts, puddles, or even a broken umbrella.

Place:

Schiphol the Base

Date:

2016

Technique:

Spray Can

Material:

concrete

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2016

Condition:

Gone / Illegible

Physical Description:

The artist creates a work based on urban aesthetics, adding small elements in order to modify the iconographic meaning of some street signs. In this case, she adds a papillon made with paint to symbolise the famous dress of the lyric singer Klaus Nomi.

Iconography:

The work metaphorically represents Klaus Nomi, a German-born countertenor renowned for his unique and unusual vocal interpretations and for fusing opera with rock and pop. The artist decides to represent the famous jacket that the singer used to wear, an indistinguishable element of his aesthetic.

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