Vandals Damage Famous Vigeland Sculpture In Oslo Park

vandals damage famous vigeland sculpture in oslo park

The Angry Boy sculpture at Oslo’s Vigeland Park is one of the most famous sculptures in Scandinavia.

Espen Grønli / Vigelandmuseet

One of the most famous works of art in Scandinavia has been removed from public display after sustaining serious damage. Vandals damaged the bronze sculpture Sinnataggen in Oslo’s Vigeland Park by attempting to saw through its standing leg.

Oslo city bosses have reported the vandalism to the police as the sculpture has protected cultural monument status. The sculpture—depicting an angry young boy—is the most famous of the 200+ sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) on public display in western Oslo.

In a press release, the City of Oslo’s culture department said the sculpture has now been removed for research and conservation.

Vandals attempted to saw through the leg of the Angry Boy sculpture in Oslo, Norway.

“We want the public to have close access to the art of Vigeland so it is a shame that something like this happens. We hope to resolve the matter quickly and return the sculpture to the bridge as soon as possible,” said Vigeland museum director Jarle Strømodden…

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