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Selected Art

artists (55)

Keith Barrett
Alexander Baturin
Henk van den Berg
Gabriele Berger
Françoise van den Bosch
Kees Buckens
Wien Cobbenhagen
Henck van Dijck
Wim Drion
Jeroen Fransen
Ron Gennisse
Henk van Gerner
Rinus Groenendaal
Jorma Hautala
Lutz Hellmuth
May Hobijn
Kari Huhtamo
Margreet Huisman
Venelin Ivanov
Marja de Jong
Roland de Jong Orlando
Ton Kalle
Bart Kelholt
Bert De Keyser
Aart Lamberts
Niels Lous
Wicher Meursing
Oleg Nikoliuk
Jeroen Niemeyer
Cor Noltee
Marco de Nood
Herbert Nouwens
Matti Peltokangas
Kiril Prashkov
Vera Röhm
Geert Schiks
Anneke Schollaardt
Mari Shields
Lies van der Sluis
Wim Smits
Rezsö Somfai
Borislav Stoev
Jan Jelle Stroosma
Yuri Sviridov
Georghiu Tchapkenov
Yutaka Toyota
Rita van der Vegt
Frits Vanèn
Vasil Vasilev
Arie Wols
Gennady Zubkov
Lucien den Arend


May Hobijn

Johann Sebastian Bach Sculpture Symposium
Forum Konkrete Kunst
four nations four spaces
North Sea Black Sea
Peterskirche Erfurt D

Holland constructive
coby brinkers
go de graaf
henk van trigt
lucien den arend
piet van zon

return of Vincent van Gogh









The Hague NL (stainless steel sculpture demolished by the municipality of The Hague)

Den Haag ('s Gravenhage) Holland and the sculpture of Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures ordered by the city of Den Haag ('s Gravenhage)

wave - 1986/1989 - stainless steel - Molenwijk-Zuid The Hague, Holland

1986|1989 Three artists made proposals for the Molenwijk area of The Hague. Mine was selected. The housing project was designed for people who had to move from another part of the town. These people are not exactly art lovers. During the unveiling ceremony two of the new inhabitants gave their children hammers and instructed them to pound on the sculpture until the guests and the alderman, who was to perform the act of unveiling, found refuse in a nearby cafe. No one took any action, the Dutch being very ''tolerant'' and art, for them, is a disposable matter anyway.

Ever since a few of them have been trying to destroy the work; pulling at it with their cars and cutting it with their do-it-yourself grinding machines. In the early nineties the police declared the situation too dangerous and before the situation could be investigated the department of public works took it down.

This was my second project for The Hague. The first one was never installed because the advisory committee, nor the representative of the public works department knew that the intersection, for which I made a 12,5 meter steel arch, was to be reconstructed. So when the parts were ready, they were stored and returned to me in 1997. I am preparing a page which will show this work as I am looking for a new owner.

Both projects cost The Hague more than $100.000

four projects demolished

Zaanstad    -    Lelystad    -    Terneuzen    -    The Hague arch

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