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The ‘Peanut-butter Platform’ joins the collection

The ‘Peanut-butter Platform’ (1962) has sparked plenty of discussion. This floor installation by Wim T. Schippers was recently acquired by the museum and will be exhibited from 5 March.

Wim T. Schippers, Peanut-butter Platform 1962-2010, Galerie Mickery Loenersloot, 1969. Photocredit: Galerie A
Wim T. Schippers, Peanut-butter Platform 1962-2010, Galerie Mickery Loenersloot, 1969. Photocredit: Galerie A

This unusual installation has a somewhat notorious past. Since 1962 the platform has been presented to the public in various versions. The work will be unveiled in its latest guise during the Rotterdam Museum Night on 5 March, its first ever presentation in Rotterdam!

The ‘Peanut-butter Platform’ (1962-2010) is a design by the artist Wim T. Schippers. The ‘Peanut-butter Floor’ can be executed in any desired format and is composed of a frame, which is filled to the desired thickness with a quantity of peanut butter of an unspecified brand. This work by Wim T. Schippers is a perfect complement to other examples of conceptual art in the museum collection, such as the floor sculpture ‘A Computer Which Will Solve Every Problem In The World / 3-12 Polygon’ (1984) by Walter de Maria and ‘The Well Polished Floor Sculpture’ (1969-1980) by Ger van Elk. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection boasts several works by Wim T. Schippers, including works on paper, the floating stone ‘Het is Me Wat / And Now What’s Up’ (1999), and a white carpet that incorporates green eggs dating from 1966.

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