The Alchemist

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Title: The Alchemist New York, 2014

I Will Win – The Alchemist

A painting of 33 x 20 feet

On November 2th, 2014, the Dutch artist Erik Van Loon will unveil for the 10th consecutive New York City Marathon his new edition of the “I Will Win” painting series (33 x 20 ft). The painting will be at mile post 20.

The artist:
Erik Van Loon
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Location:
128 Willis Ave, Bronx, New York
Bronx side of the Willis Ave. Bridge

10 Years I Will Win

Since 2005 Erik Van Loon unveills each year an extra large “I Will Win” painting near mile post 20 of the NYC Marathon. His goal to achieve 6 to 7 seconds of fame. This has not happend yet! Despite this he returnes each year with a new “I Will Win” painting in order to reach his American Dream. Here are his 10 amazing artworks:

I Will Win
(2005)
Erik Van Loon
The News
(2006)
I Will Win - The News
The Statue
(2007)
I Will Win - The Statue
The Runner
(2008)
I Will Win - The Runner
The History
(2009)I Will Win - The History
The Creation
(2010)
I Will Win - The Creation
The Crisis
(2011)I Will Win - The Crisis
The Elections
(2012)I Will Win - The Elections
The War
(2013)
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The Alchemist
(2014)
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I Will Win – The Alchemist

His 10th and last “I Will Win” painting was originally entitled “The End”. An internal conflict made this impossible. A new breath of life emerged and he decided to change this defeatist title into “The Alchemist”. The Alchemist is an abstract painting in which he paints mankind’s ongoing quest for eternity:
– mankind (the big circle above which combines the Venus ♀ and Mars ♂  gender symbol, represents also Adam and Eve)
– Adam and Eve lost eternal life after they ate the apple and God sent them out of paradise. The apple is the small circle with the devils 666 at the tree in the middle.
– stone of wisdom (small circle below initially drawn by the German physician and advisor of Emperor Rudolf II, Michael Maier (1568-1622)). In his book “Atalanta fugiens’ which he published in 1617 he includes the drawing below. The drawing provides the map to find the Stone Of Wisdom.

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