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Moco Museum Museumplein Amsterdam Honthorststraat 20 1071 DE Amsterdam
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Open Daily 10.00-18.00
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About Banksy

Banksy is the pseudonym of a street artist whose identity remains unknown and is known for his controversial, and often politically themed, stenciled pieces.

Banksy’s career started in the 90’s

In the early 1990s, Banksy began his graffiti career in the Bristol’s graffiti gang DryBreadZ Crew. In the late ’90s, he began using stencils predominantly although before hand it was mostly freehand.
Banksy developed his signature style and become more widely recognized around Bristol and in London.

Banksy characteristics

The artwork of Banksy is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. Often engaged with political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects Banksy uses include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children.

Banksy: two-dimensional and installation artwork

In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy also creates installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces features a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern.

Media attention for Banksy

Banksy has drawn attention with his other pieces that have edgy themes or the boldness of their execution. Banksy’s work on the West Bank barrier (between Israel and Palestine) received great media attention in 2005. Copyrighted material and subversion of classic images is also something Banksy is known for. An example of this is Banksy’s version of Monet’s famous series of water lilies paintings, adapted by Banksy to include drifting trash and debris.

Banksy worldwide fame

Banksy’s worldwide fame has transformed his artwork from acts of vandalism to high art pieces. Interest in Banksy escalated with the release of the 2010 documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Banksy in the streets of New York

Banksy took to the streets of New York City in October 2013. He wanted to create a new piece of art for each day of his residency where he stated that the plan was to live there and react to things, to see the sights — and paint on them. Some would be pretty elaborate, and some would just be a scrawl on a toilet wall. In that month, he also sold some of his works on the street for $60 a piece, well below the market value for his art.

Banky’s Identity

Despite intense speculation Banksy’s identity remains unknown. The two real names most often suggested for Banksy are Robert Banks and Robin Gunningham. Pictures that surfaced of a man who was supposedly Banksy pointed toward Gunningham, an artist who was born in Bristol in 1973. Gunningham moved to London around 2000, a timeline that correlates with the progression of Banksy’s artwork. In 2016 a scientific study of heat maps normally used to catch criminals claims to have finally confirmed identity of mystery street artist Banksy.

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“SWAT Van” by Banksy

SWAT Van is one of the most ambitions works by Banksy to appear on the open market; nowhere else have his greatest strengths been combined to such success as in the present work.
Banksy’s classic response to fear and tyranny is laughter and in the case of the present work the artist toys with his anti-establishment persona, ridiculing the police not just by depicting a scene in which heavily armed, faceless Special Forces agents are hoodwinked by a small boy but by doing so on the very apparatus of their strength. Banksy’s best works combine vicious black humour with clarity of message that many of the best advertisers would kill for and a rage that simply will not be ignored. His playfulness is the velvet glove that hides the iron fist of a social conscience honed on the streets of Bristol and which found its apotheosis in his breakout show Barely Legal in Los Angeles in 2006. The SWAT Van was acquired directly from this exhibition and has remained in the same magnificent collection of Lord Edward Spencer Churchill -Rothschild ever since.

SWAT Van by Banksy

 


Moco Banksy water in Kenya with Join the Pipe!

Nursery and students with disabilities at Arap Moi Primary school in Ongata Rongai (Kajiado North) were so happy to receive Join The Pipe Amsterdamwater bottles enabling them to bring drinking clean water fom home since at school there is no clean water except rain water.

See more at join-the-pipe.org

 


Moco Museum brings Banksy to the streets of Amsterdam

Moco (Modern/Contemporary) Museum blijft verrassen met toonaangevende kunstwerken en plaatste eerder vandaag permanent een levensgroot werk van Britse Street Art-legende Banksy in de tuin van het museum. Moco stelt Banksy’s vrijstaande muurschildering ‘Heart Boy’ vanaf vandaag geheel kosteloos tentoon aan alle voorbijgangers van het Museumplein in Amsterdam, waar het museum gelegen is. Nog nooit eerder werd er een street piece van de activistische kunstenaar geplaatst in Amsterdam.

 

 


Moco Museum in Amsterdam opent zijn deuren met exposities van Warhol & Banksy

Mocomuseum is een uniek museum omdat het als eerste museum in de wereld een tentoonstelling van Banksy laat zien. Het werk van deze Iconische graffiti-artiest komt uit diverse privé collecties. Alle bekende doeken zijn vertegenwoordigd, The girl with balloon, the flower thrower, noem ze maar op.Maar ook onbekende stukken zijn te zien, waardoor een breed beeld van de nummer een artiest van de wereld duidelijk wordt. In het museum voor Modern en contemporary art in Amsterdam is behalve streetart ook een expositie te zien van legende Andy Warhol. De koning van popart. De expositie “Royals’, laat naast zijn liefde voor beroemde mensen zijn liefde voor het gewone, zoals zijn favourite tomaten soep van Campbell zien.
Middels quotes en een videoroom, leer je in een aangenaam moment meer over deze top kunstenaars.

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Opening hours

Open daily from 10-18 h.
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  • Adults 12,50 euro.
  • Students 10,00 euro.
  • Under 16 7,50 euro.
  • Under 6 Free.
  • Museum card/CJP 9,50 euro.
  • Senior discount 10% off.
  • ICOM, Stadspas, IAmsterdam Citycard,
    Bankgiro Loterij VIP – card 10% off
  • Audiotour English or Dutch 2,50

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Directions

The Moco Museum is situated on the Museum Square opposite of the Rijksmuseum and next to the Van Gogh Museum.

From Amsterdam Central Station:
Tram 2 (direction Nieuw Sloten)
Tram 5 (direction Amstelveen Binnenhof), stop Van Baerlestraat
Bus 170 (direction Uithoorn, Amstelplein)
Bus 172 (direction Kudelstaart), stops Hobbemastraat or Museumplein

From train station Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 12 (direction Station Sloterdijk), stop Van Baerlestraat

From train station Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5 (direction Centraal Station), stop Van Baerlestraat

Parking

The closest parking garage is Q-Park underneath Museumplein. You can find the entrance opposite to the Concertgebouw.

Accessibility

The museum has no elevators. To see the Banksy exhibition you have to take at least one staircase. If you want to see the Warhol exhibition only, you can enter on the ground floor. For more information about our facilities for disabled visitors, please contact the customer service.

Unfortunately, animals are not permitted in the museum, with the exception of registered service dogs.


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Exhibitions

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Banksy: Laugh Now

Until January 31, 2017

Warhol: Royal

Until January 8, 2017

Step into the world of Banksy and Warhol. Explore the works by these two icons in Moco Museum in Amsterdam, featuring masterpieces such as Beanfield by Banksy and Marilyn by Andy Warhol

Banksy: Laugh Now

On the ground floor you will find the elaborate Banksy “Laugh Now” exhibition. The exhibition contains around 50 original works by Street Art-legend Banksy. For the first time in history there is a Banksy exhibition in a museum. More info.


Warhol: Royal

On the lower ground floor you will find the exhibition “Royal” by Pop Art-protagonist Andy Warhol. More than twenty years after his death Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. More info.

 

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Banksy Amsterdam

Banksy: Laugh Now

On the ground floor you will find the elaborate Banksy “Laugh Now” exhibition. The exhibition contains around 50 original works by Street Art-legend Banksy. For the first time in history there is a Banksy exhibition in a museum.

The main piece during this exhibition is the painting “Beanfield”, which is 2,5 x 3,5 meters. This piece has not been on display since 2009.

Moco museum is displaying all his famous works like Laugh Now, Barcode, Girl with Balloon, Kids on Guns, Pulp Fiction, Flower Thrower, Monkey Queen, Kate Moss, Bomb Hugger, Soup Can and many more.The main piece during this exhibition is the painting “Beanfield”, which is 2,5 x 3,5 meters. This piece has not been on display since 2009. A very important canvas that characterises Banksy as an activist artist. Banksy is well known for his outdoor art. You can find his pieces of street art all around the world. In London you can even buy maps marking the locations where you can find these pieces of art, which are mostly protected. Not everyone knows that Banksy also makes art for indoors. Original and unique works on canvas, wood and paper.

At Moco museum you will find his indoor art, owned by collectors who bought these pieces at Banksy’s exhibitions in the past. There are also a few pieces at Moco that were rescued from the rubble of buildings that were torn down.

Warhol

Warhol: Royal

On the lower ground floor you will find the exhibition “Royal” by Pop Art-protagonist Andy Warhol. More than twenty years after his death Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. More info.

"Warhol: Royal" Exhibition by Warhol in Moco Museum Amsterdam
Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery and artfully cultivated celebrity. A skilled (analog) social networker, Warhol parlayed his fame, one connection at a time, to the status of a globally recognized brand. Decades before widespread reliance on portable media devices, he documented his daily activities and interactions on audio and tape. Warhol captured life’s every minute detail in all its messy, ordinary glamour and broadcast it through his work, to a wide and receptive audience.

In Moco you will find his love for Celebrities and Royals. In original and silkscreen works you will learn about his favorite things in life, such as shoes and of course his Campbell soup, which is on display next to Banksy’s Tesco soup.

Groups / Events

business meetings / exclusive events / receptions
private art tours after opening hours

What a dream, an entire museum for you and your people to have a private evening diner or lunch

You can have business lunches, seminars, lectures or product presentations surrounded by masterpieces and have meetings in our great board member art rooms.

Give your staff members or relationships a day to remember. Delicious food and drinks, music and a private tour in the newest museum of Amsterdam.

We open our museum for your special guests after we closed the museum for the public.

Have a lovely evening on the museum square in the center of Amsterdam with a spectacular view on the Rijksmuseum.

For more information please contact us via events@mocomuseum.com.

About Moco

The Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum Amsterdam wants to make a wide range of modern and contemporary art available to the general public. Moco Museum focuses on proven pioneers and protagonists , the so-called ” Rock Stars of Art” within various art movements. With exciting exhibitions and high-profile guest curators, Moco fulfils the need of a large audience. The wish to take a glance in to the art world which is usually hidden to the public.

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Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum Amsterdam

The museum is located in Villa Alsberg, which is set in the middle of the Amsterdam Museumplein. This townhouse was designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuypers, cousin of the renowned Pierre Cuypers who was responsible for the Rijksmuseum, which is on the opposite side of the square. The restyling of all the quarters was done by Studio Piet Boon. Within the museum you will find a museum shop and it is possible to host events there.

The museum is a private initiative of gallery owners Lionel and Kim Logchies, and the artworks are made available by their carefully accumulated international network. A part of the earnings will be donated to charities that are close to the couples hearts.

For decades Lionel and Kim Logchies worked with renowned artists like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Picasso and Salvador Dali. But they have also developed a big interest in the up and coming Street Art movement and they keep themselves up to date about all novelties within the underground scene, led by the new Warhol of the street art, Banksy. Names that will follow are Os Gemeos, KAWS and Maya Hayuk.