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Artwork

Street art piece

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Hamsterdam Paste up

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:

Paste Up

Material:

Wall

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2016

Condition:

Gone / Illegible

Physical Description:

A modestly sized black and white paste-up depicting a 'hamster lady' with cartoonish features inspired by comic book aesthetics, followed by the words 'Hello Hamster-Dame'. The work is rich in decorative elements, such as the pink for the heels and the hamster's handbag or the "rock" pickle at the side of the main figure.

Iconography:

Artwork that plays with the meaning and pronunciation of the word "Amsterdam", which in this case is understood as "Hamster-Dame", as highlighted by the paste-up depicting the animal.

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