Jackie Sleper
Jackie's Nijntje "My Beautiful Love"
in the Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam
Published 4 May 2015
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Nintje ("Miffy") will be sixty in 2015 and in order to celebrate her birthday sixty artists were asked to decorate a 1.80 meter high sculpture of this iconic character. Jackie Sleper's contribution is called "My Beautiful Love".

The sixty artists from the Netherlands and Japan (where Nintje is incredibly popular) were asked to design a new dress for our beloved 'little rabbit'.

Nijntje art Parade

The Nintje art-parade sculptures are being exhibited between the 1st May and the end of September at different locations in Amsterdam (including the Museumplein, the Hortus Botanicus, the Conervatorium Hotel, and the Stedelijk Museum), Utrecht (the Domplein), Den Haag and Valkenburg aan de Geul. The art parade is mostly free to visitors because almost all the sculptures can be found in public spaces. Jackie's Nijnte, "My Beautiful Love", can be seen in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam.

When the parade finishes, at the end of October, there will an auction of all the sculptures in the Rijksmuseum and the proceeds will be donated to various UNICEF educational projects.

"My Beautiful Love"

Jackie Sleper's Nijntje is called "Mijn prachtige liefde" ("My Beautiful Love") and the title in Japanese is also to be seen on the other side of the sculpture.

In the 1980s I lived on the Kromme Nieuwegracht in Utrecht. Every morning I saw a man with a moustache riding on a bicycle to his studio opposite the house where I lived and I always used to say to him, 'Good morning Mr Moustache'. And one day he said to me, laughing, 'I'm called Dick'. At that time I was studying at the Art School and below his studio was a printer's shop where I used to get free paper and he always came to see what was going on and to say 'Hallo'. So, for me it really is a privilege to be able to honour him and to express how much I value his work and how much I love Nintje.

Look here to see Jackie Sleper's and the other fifty-nine Nijntjes.

If you click here on the website of the NYNTJE parade you will find more information about all the celebrations in honour of Nintje's sixtieth birthday.

Book 'Miffy Art Parade'

You will find the Book about the Nijntje Art Parade, with beautiful photos of all the sculptures and information about all the artists on this website. Click on the picture below to get to the website.

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Replica of Miffy Art Parade

Replicas of the art works are also available in different sizes, and my Nijntje will shortly also be available. Click on the picture below in order to get to the web-shop.

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