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Singer-songwriter Sabrina Starke gains inspiration from art as well as music. What are her favourites in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen?

The Rotterdam-based singer and musician released her first solo album ‘Yellow Brick Road’ in 2008. Her fourth album, ‘Lean on me – The Songs of Bill Withers’, won a Soul & Jazz award from Radio 6 for best album. Her busy tour schedule does not leave her much time to go to museums, but when she can she tries to visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Untitled (Manhole) - Maurice Cattelan

‘I think this work of art is amazing: it’s really striking and it looks so lifelike. It makes me think of the 3D paintings you often see nowadays.’

Untitled (Manhole) - Maurice Cattelan
Maurice Cattelan, Untitled (Manhole) (Zonder titel), 2001, painted wax, hair, and fabric, loan artist 2002
You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory - Tejo Remy

You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory - Tejo Remy

‘I absolutely love wood and I admire the skill of the artists who use it as a material. When I look at this work I ask myself: how did they do that?’

Knotted Chair – Marcel Wanders

'What an unusual chair; I’ve never seen anything like it! It looks really comfortable, too, and you can sit in it and drift away happily.'

Knotted Chair – Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders, Knotted chair, 1996, aramide, carbon fibre and epoxy resin, purchase 1996
Palette Fischer-Lueg - Daniel Spoerri.

Palette Fischer-Lueg - Daniel Spoerri.

‘An artist’s table. I really like the warm colours; earth tones are my favourite colours anyway.’ Daniel Spoerri, Palette Fischer-Lueg, 1968, chipboard, paper, tin, cardboard, wood, textile, phosphorescent paint, glue, acrylic, ink, polyethylene, polyester, metal, adhesive tape, rope, varnish, resin, glass, hair and organic material, purchase 1976

Untitled - Wally Elenbaas

‘This work caught my eye straight away because of the guitar in it. I play the guitar too, so this wouldn’t be out of place in my living room!’

Two figures- Wally Elenbaas

‘To me this painting has an African atmosphere; I think the palette is magnificent.’

Wally Elenbaas, untitled, 1951, lithography, purchase 1952
Wally Elenbaas, untitled, 1951, lithography, purchase 1952
Wally Elenbaas, Two figures, 1954, lithography, purchase 1956
Wally Elenbaas, Two figures, 1954, lithography, purchase 1956