Florentijn Hofman
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Max Groningen, 2003. 12 x 8 x 25 meter; potatoe crates, pallets, wood, straw, rope, metal wire and shrinking foil. Max was an assignment by the Dutch government and it was the first sculpture for the Year of the Farm project. In connection with this project to promote the farm, each of the Dutch provinces got its temporary work of art. It started off at the village of Leens in the province of Groningen. It took two months to build the huge Shepherd dog, with assistance the local youth of this tiny village. Max is the watchdog which guards the farm as a cultural heritage.