'Artworks metro stations', early documents, Amsterdam, 5 August 2011

As a follow-up to the 'Demolition Ball and Battle of Waterloo' text in English and Dutch in my June blog, here is a collection of early documents related to the artworks created for the Amsterdam metro stations in the Seventies and early Eighties.
This historic material, photographed in July 2011, comes from the archives of Louis van Gasteren.

Many thanks to Louis van Gasteren and his assistant Elisabeth Verheus for both inspiring conversations and information. Particularly concerning the artwork Metrostation Nieuwmarkt, and for permission to use and reproduce the material.




‘Van Metro tot Beeldbuis’, leaflet, 1975. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)




‘Kunst in de Buis’, Amsterdam, 1977. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)




Metro Werkgroep, text document, 1978. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)




Metro Werkgroep, text document, 1978. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)




Metro Werkgroep, text document, 1978. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)




Nieuwmarkt, photo Louis van Gasteren. Archive: Louis van Gasteren. (photo: Martijn Sandberg, 2011)






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