Beaufort 04

 
  • V(ENUS).HILL
  • V(ENUS).HILL
  • V(ENUS).HILL

V(ENUS).HILL

CURRENT LOCATION: HOLIDAY RESORT DE LORK, KEMMEL

Johan Tahon

The polyester sculpture made by Johan Tahon within the framework of Beaufort01 was purchased by Tourism Flanders and was transported from Ostend to the holiday resort De Lork in the West Flemish Heuvelland. V(enus).Hill – a vulnerable androgynous figure with very long small legs – looked from the Kemmelberg on French Flanders. A couple of years later, in 2006, it was destroyed by arsonists. The plumes of smoke were visible 10 km further away in Poperinge. The offenders were never caught. The repairs of the work have taken several years, but since the end of September 2008 the 9 meter high Venus stands again on the famous much cycled on mountain.