What is Homer Simpson doing on a roof in Tilburg?


Homer Simpson on a roof in Tilburg? It is surprising when you see the image of the main character from the well-known animated series The Simpsons. It was set there by the Cape Town art festival and by artist Frankey, who is also behind AndrĂ© Hazes’ life-size Lego version.

As part of the Cape Town art festival, Frankey made seven street art works that were placed in crazy places in the center of Tilburg.

For example, Homer stands on top of a dance school on the Nieuwlandstraat and on the roof of the Domino’s Pizza on the Paleisring you will find a heron eating a pizza.

In another place in the center, a horse from a merry-go-round has been put on a lamp post and a seesaw in the fountain on Willemsplein.

During the festival, a large group of artists normally ‘hijacks’ Tilburg city center for three days. This year Cape Town has been canceled due to the corona virus. The festival organization wants to surprise a bit with Frankey’s works. According to Cape Town, the works will be on display all summer, ‘until they are no longer on display’.

Artist Frankey was in the news last month because his life-size image of André Hazes was beheaded on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The statue was made by Dutch Deco finish from Erp, which also repairs it.


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