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CITIES - sculptures and land art
When, in the seventies of the twentieth century, Zoetermeer in The Netherlands was destined to become a growth town, public sculpture became a hot item there too. For a school in the district Buytenwegh De Leyens, Lucien den Arend made six concrete sculptures comprised of two groups - one with three concave sculptures and one with two convex ones.
p.i.l.l.s. - two concave sculptures - 1976|1977 - concrete - Ø300x100cm
Due to the freedom in the Netherlands for people to spray paint on anything on which they wish to leave their 'scent', these three concave sculptures had to be painted. The sculptor was not asked about how the renovation of his sculptures was to be done, but luckily the decision was made to keep them in a concrete color. This cannot be said for the two convex sculptures on the other side of the school. The edges of these three sculptural elements, which were probably damaged in the past decades, have been 'smoothed out'. This is an aspect which will have the attention of the sculptor in the coming time - seeing to it that it will be done right.