Tajiri’s guards on Maas bridge at Venlo

6th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – On May 2, Queen Beatrix is to unveil four enormous monumental statues against aggression and violence on the Maas bridge at Venlo. The cast-iron images were made by the American, Shinkichi Tajiri, and belong to his series ‘Guards’.

6 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – On May 2, Queen Beatrix is to unveil four enormous monumental statues against aggression and violence on the Maas bridge at Venlo. The cast-iron images were made by the American, Shinkichi Tajiri, and belong to his series ‘Guards’.

At the end of World War II, there was heavy fighting to secure the Maas bridge between the allied forces and the Germans. Finally, the bridge was destroyed by bombs, as was the greater part of the town of Venlo.

The new Maas bridge is now fifty years old. The municipality will celebrate its anniversary with the placing of the Tajiri statues, because the sculptor designs his ‘guards’ to secure communities from violence and war.
 
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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