1987 Jannes Limperg - VPK 'Het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum' (The Dutch Open-air museum), bronze.
Artist: Jannes Limperg (*1942)
Material: cast token, bronze
Company: Argentor, Haarlem
Dimensions: 65 mm
Type: VPK year token.
Thinly cast, slightly convex, divided into four segments: an extremely sophisticated design. It is a museum's task to preserve things from the present for the future. This thought has been portrayed: the three segments are marked: 'morgen' (tomorrow), 'is heden' (is present), 'verleden' (past). In the fourth segment, the covering of one corner has been peeled back to reveal a grid pattern, as to indicate what is being preserved. They could be tiles, which are part of the large collection of the 'Openluchtmuseum' (Open-air museum). They could also represent folded mill sails. The sail and what lies beneath has a different patina - gold-coloured and green - than the rest of the token, which is brown. This is new for Dutch medal art. The four segments overlap and turn like the blades of a mill. This refers to a different aspect of the museum while also giving the impression of movement and time, which emphasises the three words (that are also related to time). The segments just barely do not connect to each other, which leaves a small hole. Through which you can see the open sky.
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- 1987 - Jannes Limperg - 'VPK Het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum'' brons 65 mm.