See parts of the actual painting at
Work in Progress
I Will Win 7 – The
A painting of
33 x 20 feet
On November 6st, 2011, the
renowned Dutch artist Erik Van Loon will unveil his 7th I
Will Win painting
‘I Will Win
7 - The Crisis"
along the course of the
approximately 40,000 runners
and 260 million TV viewers in 125 countries.
128 willis av new york
Bronx side of the Willis Av. Bridge
November 6st 2011, New York
Erik Van Loon
865 238 5666 (+1865 2 E V LOON)
3 826 5666 (+31 6 E VAN LOON)
Inspired by the political/financial problems I
painted The Crisis.
The Crisis is about
a.o. greed, Wall Street,
War, politicians, bankers and the media and two impressive paintings about the Great
- American Gothic
(1930) from Grant Wood (USA)
of Society (1926) from George Grosz
In The Crisis I painted (from right to left):
FROM MAN TO MANKIND
- the politicians reading right (republican)
- the bankers, companies, corporations who are
in charge and they give orders to
- the soldiers who threatens
- the people (farmers, disabled, children, etc)
who want their money back
The I Will Win series will end when his
painting is broadcast for six to seven seconds
into the homes of 260 million people in 120
countries. That's why he
has made those amazing artworks:
I Will Win (2005)
Erik Van Loon portrayed himself traditionally using the colors and elements of the
American flag and the Dutch Royal House of
his chest he patined his official runners number.
With I Will Win (1) he
celebrates all those people who strive day in day
out to to achieve their personal goals in study,
sport, work and relationships.
I Will Win
2 - The News (2006)
Erik Van Loon portrayed himself as the frontpage of the New York Times with which
demonstrated the use of letters and words in imagery to
challenge and stimulate the viewer’s experience of art
like Johns, Nauman and Rauschenberg did. It is also a
autobiographical self-portrait in which he painted himself
in past, present and future.
I Will Win 3 - The Statue (2007) :
Erik Van Loon portrayed himself as the Statue of Liberty by painting
himself as the Greek soldier Pheidippides, who was sent from Marathon to Athens to
announce the Greek victory over the Persians at the
Battle of Marathon.
I Will Win 4 - The Runner (2008):
Erik Van Loon portrayed himself running naked in
Central Park. This selfportrait is inspired by
Edvard Muybridge one of the founders
of the Motion Picture Film,
and the exhibition The Bodies (New York, Tokyo,
Moskou, Amsterdam, Paris, Londen).
I Will Win 5 - The
History (2009): Erik Van Loon
made a collage of the 400 year friendship between the Netherlands and New York.
In this collage
you will find a small self-portrait of him as Hans Brinker (who saved the
Netherlands with his finger in a dike). With The History he ended
his selfportrait series.
I also gave 400 red tulips away to the runners of the New
York City Marathon to celebrate our 400 years of
I Will Win 6 - The
Inspired by the problems caused by the oil leaking into the
Gulf of Mexico I made a painting about water and air
pollution. In The Creation I also painted 8 American
presidents (both republicans and democrats) supporting God
(with gasmasks because of air pollution). In the painting
God creates the women and she extinguished the fire in the
Gulf of Mexico. The water from the tap though causes a Tsunami.
I predicted by coincidence also the Tsunami in Japan of 2011
and the Nuclear problems caused by it.
For the first time the painting was hang along a
building at the Bronx side of the Willis Av Bridge. Mile 20.
In 2005 I came up with the ieda to make an
artwork that you could see from satellite. From NASA
though I learned that a stamp-sized photo would cost
lot of money for a really little photo.
That's why I decided to show the I Will Win
series along the course of the New York City
YORK CITY MARATHON
The New York City Marathon, the biggest one day
sports and media events in the world inspired me
to unveil the I Will Win
series in New York. The I
Will Win series was born with each year another
artwork and theme untill my painting would
be broadcast worldwide for 6 to 7 seconds into
the homes of 260 million people in 120 countries
all over the world.
With the I Will Win serie I
want to reach the public
beyond the art world (Beyond Art) with
the use of mass media to incite discovery,
stimulate reflection, create beauty and generate
self-knowledge in order to move them literally
and metaphorically eventually increasing
understanding, exchange and cooperation between
people companies and governments worldwide to
eventually create peace in my lifetime.
Work in Progress
you can find studio
photo's of the making of The Crisis in Rotterdam, the
Seventh time lucky?
Erik Van Loon