Those who say Holland, say tulips! This inflatable installation knows how to literally inflate this stereotypical symbol and put it into historical context. Did you know that the popularity of this flower increased tremendously in the 30s of the 17th century? This period is known as the 'tulip craze' or 'tulipmania'.
Artist Peter Koros wanted to recreate a bunch of tulips on a large scale. The work is also a form of PopArt in which the amount, size and color represent and glorify our culture of mass consumption – a lovely and kitsch approach to a historical and touristy symbol of the country.
Fact: did you know that the Netherlands exports some two billion bulbs of tulips per year? A whole bunch! Moreover, during tulipmania, the flowers became so popular that the price escalated enormously - a bunch was about as expensive as a house on an Amsterdam canal. Artist Peter Koros (HU), is a transport engineer, with a degree in Inflatable Installations. He also makes interior design, furniture, and technical design. He studied inflatables for about three years - a real expert in the field.