The Scream

Jeroen Henneman

The Scream is a monument to the memory of director, television producer, columnist and opinion maker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered on November 2, 2004.

The sculpture is 4½ feet tall and is made of Thermally blasted stainless steel. On one side the face is bent backwards and depicts a scream, on the other side a closed mouth is visible.

In response to the murder, artist Jeroen Henneman created this clear and powerful work of art. The monument represents a much larger body of thought than just an image of Theo van Gogh. It deals with the complexity of freedom of speech, which is still very relevant.

This artwork is part of the series of Sunday Sculptures that Stadscuratorium Amsterdam posts on Instagram every Sunday.