As part of the street’s interior the QWERTZ creation by Franz West is in Rotterdam since 2001. QWERTZ are the first 6 letter keys on German keyboards.

Once the orange, pink, white, yellow and blue artwork matched the colors of the building on the background. That explains the location as Franz West wanted. The colorful objects allow interaction as benches or backrests whilst on the grass. Yet the artwork’s shape and name call for people’s own interpretations. For many the five colorful objects are like cigars or worms. Some even call them the Sitzwursten which is German for the sitting sausages.

As part of Rotterdam creations like QWERTZ and the closeby Sylvette by Pablo Picasso make the street art scene in Rotterdam. Therefore these five colorful objects fit in just perfect. Here is the location!

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