ZaanstadThe Netherlands [sculpture to be given away]
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1984-87 - painted steel - Zaanstad - The Netherlands
2000 - painted steel - Prins Bernhard roundabout proposal - Zaanstad - The Netherlands
In April 2000 the town of Zaanstad took my sculpture victory from its location, stored it and gave me five years to do with it what I want. This 144 foot wide steel sculpture will be donated to any municipality company or authority in the world that would like to give it a new home. All I want is to be paid my costs to coordinate matters.
Why did I consent? Ever since 1984 I've been spending my time convincing the protesting man of the visual value of the sculpture in this place: meetings, radio programs, strong alder(wo)men who stuck with the original decision to place this sculpture and others with promises for alternative commissions. To say the truth, I'm tired and have chosen to give in and accept another challenge: to make an environment in their new housing area Saendelft where Pieter Janszoon Saenredam was born (see my Saenredam Project).
Please Email me firstname.lastname@example.org I am open to any proposals.
Zaanstad socialist mayor Ruud Vreeman (PvdA) made a promise in his 1999 new years speech. Since 1987 a man, having gathered signatures, has been protesting against the Victory. Vreeman vowed to see to it that the work would be removed during his period in office. For the Dutch socialist party (PvdA) art is a defenseless tool to be popular with the public.
four projects demolished
Zaanstad - Lelystad - Terneuzen - The Hague wave - The Hague arch