Artist Banned From Stedelijk Museum After Threatening to Piss on Dumas, Tuymans Paintings

Artnet News | Cait Munro:

 

Dutch artist Rob van Koningsbruggen was incensed when he failed to receive an invitation to the 2012 reopening ceremony of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, which holds a number of his abstract paintings in its permanent collection. What did he do in response to the snub? Oh, just the same thing you probably do when you’re not invited to a party: he threatened to pee on a few important artworks.

Rob van Koningsbruggen
Photo: Bert Nienhuis

A few days before the reopening, van Koningsbruggen penned an email to the museum, specifically citing work by Marlene Dumas and Luc Tuymans as targets…

 

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2018-10-23T17:41:48+00:00