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The Bee

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  • faama M'Baye asked

    what is the story of it

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Faama, As most artworks, the piece has many stories. It started out as part of a fashion collection, shown on the catwalk. But Walter van Beirendock, the artist, does not just design wearables, his items can be understood as statements about the world we are living in. In this particular case it could be a statement about nature and the way we humans are exploiting it. Kind regards, Els


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Title The Bee
Material and technique Latex, linen/coton, wood, paint, paper mache, metal
Object type
Ensemble > Clothing > Personal use > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 207 cm
Width 110 cm
Depth Error: 30,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Designer: Walter Van Beirendonck
Designer: Stephen Jones
Accession number DTM 240 a-f (KN&V)
Credits Purchased with the support of Mondriaan Fund, 2008
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2008
Creation date in 2008
Internal exhibitions The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions (2009)
External exhibitions A Queen Within - Adorned Archetypes (2013)

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Walter Van Beirendonck

Brecht 1957

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Stephen Jones

Wirral 1957

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