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Amsterdam ❌❌❌

"A famous theory is that the three crosses on Amsterdam's flag represent the three dangers of Old Amsterdam: fire, floods and the Black Death, or that they were meant to ward off these dangers.”
- Laser 3.14

Laser’s recreation of the classic symbolic crosses of Amsterdam.
Two Colour Hand Sprayed Artwork by Laser 3.14.

Spray Paint on 300gsm Fabriano Cotton Paper
Signed & Dated in Pencil on Front
70 x 50cm
Open Edition

…and from Amsterdam’s official government website, here’s more;

“Amsterdam’s coat of arms is a pretty prevalent sight throughout the city. At its core is the 'XXX' symbol, which is actually three vertical
St. Andrew’s Crosses, not (as some people assume) shorthand for the Red Light District…
For the Amsterdam coat of arms, the three crosses are in white, atop a red shield with a black pale. St. Andrew was a fisherman who was martyred on an X-shaped cross in the 1st century AD, which is relevant to Amsterdam as the city’s symbol dates back to 1505 when it was a fishing town and all ships registered in Amsterdam flew this flag. In its most official form, the coat of arms is also decorated with the Imperial Crown of Austria and two golden lions.”

We however like the idea the three crosses ward off the dangers.

#staysafe

Laser 3.14 Classics are just that, they are Laser's most iconic editions.

Artworks are handmade on order and shipped within ten days.

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€250
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€250