Whilst we were recently in Amsterdam, we paid a visit to the Moco Museum, which is housed in the villa Ellsberg overlooking the Museumplein in the heart of Amsterdam near the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum.
The Moco Museum is an independent organisation with a wide range of inspiring modern, contemporary street art In their collection, Moco exhibits Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Icy & Sot, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Yayoi Kusama, THE KID, teamLab, Andy Warhol, Studio Irma, and so many more.
The basement visual art experience was amazing. Exhibits on other floors were thought-provoking and the depth and the meanings behind them were very interesting, some of the murals on display have elements of augmented reality which were fun to look at.
It should be noted that this is quite a small museum with many stairs, and can at times be very busy and packed with people.
Note: All of the Banksy pieces were stated to have been authenticated by Pest Control, who are the only body authorised to authenticate Banksy’s art.
There were many large displays of works by The Kid (aka Robin Kid) who is a Dutch multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his works use a variety of social, political and traditional imagery of the past and present, with rebellious, religious, fantastical and in some ways offensive undertones.