David Lamelas artwork threatened with destruction

David Lamelas, Quand le ciel bas et lourd (When the sky low and heavy), 1992, view at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, 1990s.

Apparently it’s not just the season to be jolly.

According to Jan Mot gallery, a major artwork by artist David Lamelas faces destruction.

The work, Quand le ciel bas et lourd, located at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Belgium, was installed in 1992. After some back and forth between the artist and the ministry of culture the work was supposed to be removed and reinstalled but apparently now it will just be removed.

An online letter in support of the artist is circulating, and may be accessed here.

Many thanks for Lauren van Haaften-Schick for pointing us to this story.