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The Favourites of... Artist Daisy Kroon

The work of artist Daisy Kroon is on display until the summer of 2016 in the museum as part of Project Rotterdam 2016. What are her favourite artworks in the museum’s collection?

Daisy Kroon graduated cum laude from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2008 and started her own label: Daisy Kroon. Last summer she opened her own shop on the Brancoplein in Rotterdam North. The shop allows her to present her collection as she would like it to be seen: surrounded by vintage furniture and other items that make the experience complete. 

What are her favourite artworks in the museum’s collection? You can find her selection of works below. 

For more information on the exhibition: Project Rotterdam 2016 

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans - Degas

'Degas: my first memory of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. My grandmother brought me to the museum and this little girl made a big impression on me. Perhaps because I was studying ballet and recognised the stance, perhaps because of the combination of materials that gives such a sense of realism. Whenever I’m in the museum I walk by to see if she’s still there.'

Van der Steur Building - Van Eck

'The colours, the composition, the dreamlike quality and rectilinearity: it grabs my enthusiasm. It could be a poster for a Wes Anderson film.'

Edgar Degas, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans, 1880-1881, bronze and textile, loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939
Edgar Degas, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans, 1880-1881, bronze and textile, loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939
Hendrik Cornelis van Eck, Van der Steur Building, 1939, drawing, donation private collection 2009
Hendrik Cornelis van Eck, Van der Steur Building, 1939, drawing, donation private collection 2009

Celula Nave. It happens in the body of time, where truth dances - Neto

'Ernesto Neto. I remember this exhibition very well. I was at art school and attended the exhibition with my best friend. For us as inquisitive students it was ideal that you could experience, touch and sit inside an artwork.'

Ernesto Neto, Celula Nave. It happens in the body of time, where truth dances, 2004, polyester, purchase Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 2005
Ernesto Neto, Celula Nave. It happens in the body of time, where truth dances, 2004, polyester, purchase Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 2005

The Floating Stone - Schippers

'The Floating Stone. I really admire Wim T. Schippers’ sense of humour: the sense that you don’t have to take everything so seriously. It’s important to have a sense of perspective and I try to bring that to the fore in my own work.'

 

Red, White and Blue - Van Amen

'Woody van Amen. I find this very attractive visually. There is something going on with materials, textures and colours that speaks to me. Chrome, neon or fluorescent tubes and a good form and you’ve got me hooked!'

Wim T. Schippers, The Floating Stone, 1999, mixed media, loan Rijksgebouwendienst 2005
Wim T. Schippers, The Floating Stone, 1999, mixed media, loan Rijksgebouwendienst 2005
Woody van Amen, Red, White and Blue, 1968, mixed media, purchase 1970
Woody van Amen, Red, White and Blue, 1968, mixed media, purchase 1970
Photograph of Yayoi Kusama's 'Compulsion Furniture Accumulation' - Kusama

Photograph of Yayoi Kusama's 'Compulsion Furniture Accumulation' - Kusama

'It’s not so much this photo that I love but the entire universe that Yayoi Kusama has created. She puts herself in the foreground, she is part of her own work and the same time she doesn’t take herself too seriously. '

A Stupid Dog - Andrea

'‘A Stupid Dog’, the title alone makes me smile. It has an atmosphere that appeals to me: what the dog is doing, the suggestion of movement in the palm trees and how the trees provide the only colour accent.

A Stupid Dog - Andrea
Pat Andrea, A Stupid Dog, 1977, pencil and green watercolour, purchase 1977

Lust - Colton, Caster - Van Kempen and Sculpture - Lipofsky

'‘Lust’, ‘Caster’ and ‘Sculpture’. I would love to have these three items to look at. Marvin Lipofsky’s sculptures give me a sort of uncanny feeling but also a strong visual stimulation.'

Lust - Colton, Caster - Van Kempen and Sculpture - Lipofsky
Marvin Lipofsky, Sculpture, 1969, silver and glass, donation 1969
Adam Colton, Lust, 1993-1994, ceramics and lustre silver, purchase 1994
Adam Colton, Lust, 1993-1994, ceramics and lustre silver, purchase 1994
J.M. van Kempen & Zn., Caster, 1877, silver, purchase 2013
J.M. van Kempen & Zn., Caster, 1877, silver, purchase 2013

Shiva Flower Vase and Carlton - Sottsass

'Ettore Sottsass, I’m a fan. In my work I’m always looking for balance and sometimes Sottsass seems to deride these qualities. I find many of his things really ugly and out of proportion but that also stimulates me as a designer. And isn’t the idea of making a vase in the form of a penis because you’re in love with a woman fantastic? I have a replica of the vase in my studio and it makes me smile every day.'

Ettore Sottsass, Carlton, 1981, laminated wood, purchase 1984
Ettore Sottsass, Carlton, 1981, laminated wood, purchase 1984
Ettore Sottsass, Shiva Flower Vase, 1973, glazed ceramics, donation C.H. Coolen-Kalkman 2011
Ettore Sottsass, Shiva Flower Vase, 1973, glazed ceramics, donation C.H. Coolen-Kalkman 2011