Friday, July 16, 2010

op 2 honden (en 2 yakken)


op 2 honden (en 2 yakken)

laatst hebben 2 honden in londen
n groot bronzen beeld teruggevonden

-ontvreemd door 2 seksmanie-yakken
die bronstig naar triootjes snakken

`we kwamen t ding' zei 1 hond `op t spoor
omdat we gekreun hoorden: "o, henry! more!" '


henry moore, reclining figure
henry moore, reclining figure
(in dec 2005 gestolen)

van de saatchi nieuwsdienst mei 2009 (ruim na t maken van dit trijntje dus):

HENRY MOORE SCULPTURE MELTED FOR SCRAP
One of the most audacious British art thefts, the disappearance of a two-tonne Henry Moore sculpture worth £3m, has been solved by police, who believe that the internationally revered Reclining Figure sculpture was melted down and sold for no more than £1,500, reports the Observer. The bronze sculpture was stolen from the 72-acre estate of the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, in December 2005. The theft baffled art and crime experts and sparked a global hunt for the culprits. Police feared at first that it had been stolen to order, but investigations suggest it was taken by a group of travellers from Essex and that the metal may have ended up feeding China's growing demand for electrical components. Detective chief inspector Jon Humphries, of Hertfordshire police, said it is believed the figure was "irreparably damaged" shortly after being taken away on a flat-bed lorry. Inquiries indicate that the statue was moved through a Dagenham scrap dealer in December 2005 and on to another Essex scrapyard. Shortly afterwards it was shipped abroad, possibly to Rotterdam and then further east, circumventing an order to Interpol to monitor all ports for the distinctive figure. Humphries said estimates suggested that the sculpture, three metres long and two metres high, may have made just £1,500 as scrap metal, a value that equates to just a few hundred pounds in current market prices. The Henry Moore Foundation is believed to have offered £10,000 for its safe return.

zie (helaas) ook dit artikel `lege sokkels' in de volkskrant over beeldenroof.

3 comments:

frank waaldijk said...

ja, t meervoud is yaks, k weet t...maar yakken is eigenlijk logischer.

verder aarzel k over n extra grap aan t eind:

(ze troffen t beeld in n beemd aan
en lieten de dieven ontvreemdgaan)

voorlopig toch maar niet.

frank waaldijk said...

wikiwoordenboek vindt dat `yak' n foutieve spelling is van `jak'...afijn, dan kan yakken er ook nog wel bij.

frank waaldijk said...

dat t beeld waarschijnlijk is omgesmolten komt niet helemaal als n verrassing. dit komt met enige regelmaat voor, en illustreert perfect hoe sommige dieven/vandalen de verhouding tussen eigen gewin en maatschappelijk verlies invullen.