Are you feeling the Blue Monday blues? We have got you covered! Inspired by a very rainy and gray Blue Monday in Amsterdam, we have put together a list of a few artworks in our STRAAT collection that will have you feeling up again.
1. Wayne Horse - Das Grosse Fest
“Wayne points out that during hard times, it’s important to have a big party to find a break from the horrors of this world.”
See more on Das Grosse Fest via our Collection database.
2. Dotsy - Kings Spray 2015
We miss Dotsy’s colorful characters around Amsterdam. Luckily there are still a few works up here and there, including this banger in our museum. Be like Dotsy’s characters here and make the most of your ride. It also serves as a nice reminder that it’ll be King’s Day again before you know it…
See more on Kings Spray 2015 via our Collection database.
3. Jeffrey Cheung - Dance
“Jeffrey wanted … a scene full of positivity, happiness and fun.” We feel like he very much succeeded.
See more on Dance via our Collection database.
4. Street art Frankey - Donkey Kong
Frankey’s work is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The iconic Donkey Kong he created for STRAAT is best understood inside our museum, but if you haven’t seen it in person yet, do know that it is his mission “to run and jump between loopholes, obstacles and nearby enemies to beat the entire museum” - just like it is your mission to beat the Blue Monday blues.
See more on Donkey Kong here via our Collection database.
5. Wasted Rita - I forgot to mention millionairely - I just invented the word - paid
The right amount of cynicism can combat any blues. Or as Wasted Rita said: “For STRAAT, I really wanted to be visually coherent with the rest of the work and not create a space that kills the mood for the visitors. My answer is ironic.”
See more on I forgot to mention millionairely - I just invented the word - paid via our Collection database.
6. Studio ZEPA - Kaleidoscope
Studio ZEPA’s Kaleidscope depicts a colorful character “staring purposefully ahead to a colorful bright future” - something we hope this artwork will have you do as well. Remember: this day too shall pass.
See more on Kaleidoscope via our Collection database.
7. Pieter Ceizer - Hope
Originally created to “bring positive energy and hope to the people of Amsterdam during the insecure times of the pandemic”, Hope can also work really well in other situations. We feel it also serves as a nice reminder of how much we already had to overcome during the Covid years, which should make this Blue Monday feel like an easy obstacle.
See more on Hope via our Collection database.