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Santa Claus Finds A Permanent New Home In Rotterdam

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November 2008


After many years at the centre of thorny debate, Santa Claus, the renowned sculpture by Paul McCarthy, is being relocated to a definitive new home on the Eendrachtsplein, having spent three years in asylum in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's courtyard and a brief stop-over on the pavement alongside the museum entrance.

Santa Claus will be transported to his permanent new home, accompanied in parade by the Binnenweg Association (Vereniging De Binnenweg, which represents retailers on one of the country’s longest shopping streets), the new guardian angels of Santa Claus.

Though Paul McCarthy created this artwork (2001-2005) especially for Rotterdam city centre, Rotterdam Municipal Council deemed it unsuitable for installation in the public space.
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