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Missing Fisherman To Be Replaced By New Artwork

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Missing Fisherman To Be Replaced By New Artwork

Fisherman in Sjávarútvegshúsið Removed

The wall in question. To the left is the fisherman, who was unfortunately erased due to a mistake.Photo: Grímur Atlason

The Ministry of Industries and Innovation has partnered up with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists to arrange a competition for a new artwork to grace the Fishing Industry building‘s wall in Reykjavík. The artwork will have to be related to the history of Icelandic fishing industry.

This is done to rectify an unfortunate mistake made a few months ago when an iconic artwork of a fisherman was erased from the wall. Apparently, a nearby resident didn‘t approve of the artwork, which was supposed to be a temporary illustration for the 2015 Iceland Airwaves festival. After sending numerous e-mails, asking when it would be removed, it was accidentally erased by staff.

According to the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, the winner of the competition will receive a total of 250.000 ISK ($2.414). Anyone is welcome to participate by submitting up to two artworks to [email protected] before January 18th.

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