Arena honors Varma with metersgroot cloth
On the South side of the Amsterdam ArenA hangs since Tuesday a metersgroot cloth with an image of Eberhard van der Laan. It comes to the fine art of graffiti artists ' collective Camp Seedorf with the text: ' Tk Warrior '. The canvas, that's definitely a week hangs, is a tribute of the ArenA, Ajax and the Amsterdam Museum to the late Mayor.
This portrait of Van der Laan, on which he stands with an Ajax-scarf around his neck, appeared in February on a subway entrance in Amsterdam-East. JISHA means Amsterdam in street language and warrior refers to the straatvechters mentality that the Mayor according to its makers. When the graffiti was accidentally removed, led to indignant reactions. The Amsterdam Museum last week made known that it has a new version of the graffiti, which is to see in the coming time.
The Dutch national team Tuesday in the Amsterdam ArenA is silent with the death of Van der Laan. The players of Orange play during the crucial match in the capital against Sweden with armbands. Also prior to the World Cup qualifier a minute silence in memory of the Amsterdam mayor.