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The Pier
Nils Petter Löfstedt

The Pier, Nils Petter Löfstedt

The Pier, Nils Petter LöfstedtThe Pier
Nils Petter Löfstedt
Pierre von Kleist Editions


Softcover with DVD.
72 pages
190 × 260 mm
ISBN 9729982569


This is a story that took place under a pier on the outskirts of Malmö between January and May in 2009. This book documents a street art project done by photographer Nils Petter Löfstedt and Erik Vestman. Having discovered an empty space under a pier in Malmö, Sweden, Löfstedt and Vestman worked for 5 months to convert this anonymous concrete interior into an inviting room. Bringing building supplies to the pier by bike and working mostly at night by the light of headlamps, Löfstedt and Vestman squeezed between the rocks beside the pier to enter and build the space, cleaning it of debris, rocks and seaweed, painting the walls white, framing out and laying a parquet floor, adding a door and window and ultimately creating a beautiful space in a magically unexpected location.  What they created has been called ‘Sweden’s most secretive and at the same time widely discussed street art projects.’

The book also includes a DVD with the film The Pier, directed by Löfstedt, documenting this whole process and the use of the space by theirs friends.

About the Artist
Nils Petter Löfstedt (b. 1981) is a cinematographer and artist from Sweden. He has worked as an assistant for JH Engström and for the documentary photographer Jean Hermanson and is based in Malmö.

About the Publisher
Pierre von Kleist Editions is an artist run publishing house founded by André Príncipe and José Pedro Cortes based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Further Information
The Pier‘s project website.

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