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Edward and Nancy Kienholz’ The Hoerengracht to be Shown in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM.- Beginning March 20, 2010, Amsterdam Historical Museum (AHM) presents one of the most extraordinary works of art of the twentieth century: The Hoerengracht. This gigantic piece by Edward Kienholz (1927–1994) and Nancy Reddin Kienholz (b. 1943), which has been exhibited around the world, features as the central attraction until the summer of 2010 in a show examining the connection between art and the part of Amsterdam’s old medieval centre known as the Wallen. This is the first appearance in Amsterdam of The Hoerengracht, which is inspired by the city’s world-famous Red Light District. The Hoerengracht has come to Europe as part of a joint project by the National Gallery (NG) in London and Amsterdam Historical Museum. After the National Gallery exhibition, until 21 February, The Hoerengracht moves to Amsterdam. The exciting week long programme of activity will commence on Monday 22nd February, foc