Folkert de Jong ‘De Speler’ ('The Player')

Koningsplein, The Hague

Location: Koningsplein, The Hague
Unveiling: Saturday 21 June 2014, 14 hrs
by
alderman Ingrid van Engelshoven, followed by a festive afternoon of games for children
Photo album of the unveiling

On Saturday 21 June 2014 alderman Ingrid van Engelshoven unveiled the sculpture De Speler (The Player) by artist Folkert de Jong on the Koningsplein in The Hague.

De Speler (The Player) is Folkert de Jong's first permanent sculpture in public space. Source of inspiration was the historical figure of the court jester and his ambivalent position as the person who has to entertain and even riducule the king, but also is dependent on him as his employer. On his pedestal in the centre of the crowded Koningsplein he can be both king and court jester.

www.folkertdejong.org

PRESS
Den Haag Centraal, 27 June 2014 (in Dutch)
KonKreet (wijkkrant Regentes/Valkenbos) (in Dutch)
if then is now, 28 May 2014 (in Dutch)

Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Unveiling of 'De Speler' (The Player) on 21 June 2014
photo: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player)
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player) (installation on May 22)
photo: Vincent de Boer, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Folkert de Jong, 'De Speler' (The Player) (installation on May 22)
photo: Vincent de Boer, courtesy Stroom Den Haag