Blue Ripe


Blue Ripe 2018-3
In response to museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Armed concrete, acrylic paint 40 x 40 x 40 cm

In 2016 I was invited to the press preview of the opening of the Voorlinden museum, and spoke to the founder Joop van Caldenborgh and Wim Pijbes who was leaving as director one month later.        
Here is the response to a new museum. You see the blue and white of Blue Ripe by Ellsworth Kelly, Joop 's favorite painting, and the swimming pool, where there are also the same colours. There is a reference to the Open Ended sculpture by Richard Serra, and to the roof of the museum itself which filters the daylight through 115,000 bevelled tubes and also to Skyspace by James Turrell. Ultimately, the 'hard edge' works by Ellsworth Kelly are my inspiration for the design and the translation to 3D. The entire chapter on Voorlinden appears in the book Picturing Museums.

Photo 2: Ellsworth Kelly Blue Ripe, collection Voorlinden.

Photo 3: Leandro Erlich Swimming Pool at museum Voorlinden.

Photo 4: Press conference from left to right: Director Suzanne Swarts, founder Joop van Caldenborgh and former director Wim Pijbes.