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The BMW

During the war, the city of Rotterdam was completely destroyed then hastily re-built resulting in the construction of standard concrete buildings lacking aesthetic appeal. In an effort to jazz up the city’s buildings and lend beauty to the area, a group of artists began installing creative art installations. 

The artists—known locally as kunst en vaarwerk—have developed a few influential pop art pieces to liven up Rotterdam. Their best-known piece is the BMW by Cor Kraat, which was unveiled in 1987 by the municipal councilor. 

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