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Each disadvantage has its advantage
Johan Cruijff

Johan Cruijff (1947-2016) has been globally recognised as one of the best footballers of all time. He was also an ‘idiosyncratic’ word artist. I have chosen his splendid statement, ‘Each disadvantage has its advantage’, to assign Johan Cruijff a position in the artwork with these words.



‘Each disadvantage has its advantage’, column, 80cm x 80cm x 40cm


Johan Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional footballer and football coach. Cruijff has a global reputation as one of the best footballers of all time.

Artwork: You Are Here
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Material: concrete
Measurements: (lxwxh) 80cm x 80cm x 40cm
Project: Legacy of the Twentieth Century
Realisation and completion: 2019
Location: Oranje Vrijstaatkade, Oostpoort, Amsterdam
Commissioned by: Amsterdam Municipality, District Oost