Beer De Staalman
Beer De Staalman (Bear The Steelman) was originally an initiative of students of local schools near to the Staalmanpark, conceived during an earlier arts- and designproject. The design for the sculpture was made by artist Florentijn Hofman and Job Saltzherr of JobArt managed its realization. Heddes Bouw made and sponsored the pedestal. The bear was made by spraying concrete onto a backstop suspended from a frame of steel rebar. Its surface was finished using a natural mineral, silica-based paint with anti-graffiti coating. The sculpture was made possible by contributions of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, the – now defunct – Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte, Cirque du Soleil, de Alliantie and the local city district, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West.
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