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When he was not invited to attend the 2012 reopening ceremony for the Stedelijk, which counts a number of his works in its permanent collection, van Koningsbruggen sent emails to the museum claiming that he would “improve with a well-aimed stream” a painting by Marlene Dumas. He also threatened to leak his lizard on a Luc Tuymans.
He was banned then, but took the institution to court in hopes of being allowed back. Eventually, the museum acquiesced to let him visit on a provisional basis, only to have van Koningsbruggen — who served jail time for arson in 2007 — threaten to bring fellow convicted criminal Willem Holleeder with him; he said the latter just might “take a whiz against the statue of Dan Flavin.” Eager not to have a visitor lift his leg on its light art, the Stedelijk reinstated the ban, and now a judge has approved a permanent prohibition against van Koningsbruggen visiting the museum, NL Times and the ANP reported.
In his defense, the tinkle-taunting painter claimed that his email threats were satire and should not be taken seriously. But the judge proved impervious to his potty humor.
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