The movie 12 Years A Slave by the brilliant British director Steve McQueen (known for his movies Hunger and Shame) has won the award for ‘Best Movie’ last Sunday at the Oscar’s. The drama competed with the movie Gravity for this award. This is a historic crowning for Mr. McQueen. He is the first black director in the history of the Oscar’s who won the price for ‘Best Movie’. Besides the award for ‘Best Movie of the Year’, there were prices for the scenarist John Ridley and actress Lapita Nyong’o.
What not everyone knows, is that besides the fact that Steve McQueen is an amazing director, he is a brilliant artist as well. In fact, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has bought two works from Steve McQueen. The Stedelijk Museum announced this after the Oscar’s.
The works, Running Thunder (2007) and Mees, After Evening Dip, New Year’s Day, 2002 (2005) will be on view at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from the 13th of December on. Running Thunder is a colour film from 11 minutes, without sound. The second work is a photograph of a shivering little boy after a new year’s dip. His artworks often involve cinematic aspects.
Curator Bart Rutten explains that the museum has had a “long and fertile relationship with McQueen, and that’s why we are extremely proud of this double purchase”. The Stedelijk Museum already possesses the work 7th November (2001) by Steve McQueen.
Famous congratulates Steve McQueen with his great achievements!