On December 14, Kees Kamper presented his new book #Streetart Amsterdam in the Go Gallery, Amsterdam. This hardcover with more than 800 pictures shows the colorful streets of Amsterdam during 2006 and 2017. Foreword by Peter Ernst Coolen, director of Street Art Today and the curator of the future museum.
Photographer Kees Kamper spent over a decade biking around Amsterdam, ‘hunting’ for street art. He identified new work every week, in and around the center but also in the outskirts of the city. His photos now form a unique collection of Amsterdam street art, documenting work by all the well-known artists like Alice Pasquini, Shoe, Osch, Karski, C215, KBTR, Mr. June, Alex Senna and The London Police. #StreetArt Amsterdam presents the work of over 500 street artists in approximately 800 photographs. The front cover shows the portrait of Anne Frank, painted by Eduardo Kobra on the façade of the soon-to-open museum for urban contemporary and street art at the NDSM Wharf. The book portrays graffiti hotspots like Spuistraat, the docks of NDSM, Amsterdamsebrug near the IJ lake, as well as some remarkable pieces in the Jordaan area. Kamper’s photo collection also forms a unique retrospective, as much of the street art has vanished as a result of buildings being demolished or restored in the last ten years. #StreetArt Amsterdam shows why street art has finally become a recognized form of art.