Van Gogh statue unveiled on Sunday
14 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam city district of Oost/Watergraafsmeer will be allowed to unveil a statue commemorating murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh on Sunday.
14 March 2007
AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam city district of Oost/Watergraafsmeer will be allowed to unveil a statue commemorating murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh on Sunday.
The court threw out a request this morning from a local resident to ban the statue. The woman wanted to prevent the statue from being placed.
A spokesperson for the Amsterdam court confirmed the decision this morning. The Amsterdam woman fears that the statue will lead to public disturbances.
She also thinks that the city district did a poor job of informing local residents about the statue. The judge found that the woman was right on this point, but did not think this was grounds enough to prevent the placing of the statue.
The artwork to commemorate Van Gogh, who was murdered on 2 November 2004, is entitled "De Schreeuw" (The Scream) and will be placed in the Oosterpark. It is the work of Jeroen Henneman. One side of the statue depicts a screaming face, the other shows a closed mouth.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Dutch news