"Broken Column" is the name of art made by Antoney Gormley from England.
In Stavanger we have 23 of his statues, like this one which I took a photo of at the stairs leading from/to the parking area at Valberget.
Some like it, - some don`t.
I guess no other art in Stavanger has ever been discussed and argued more than this. One statue is inside a classroom, and one is even inside a private home..... I will let you meet some of the other "rusty men" later.
I can see where people would talk about a sculpture permanently "in the way"! How interesting
Yes, Gormley is controversial, to say the least. I happen to like him. And you show this statue as it should be seen, in a perfect light. Very well done, Gunn!
I LIKE it, the rusty sculpture! I might be a little startling at first or if someone was stumbling home on a Friday night after a lot of Aquavit?! Hilsen fra Hagen
Oh, I've never seen this one! But then, I don't drive. So, there you go... ;-)
The only thing that I can say about this, and most of the other works of Gormley, is that they are so banal that it's strange that they are considered controversial. May be this is an adjective that sells better!
It is the placement in the public spaces, I think, that makes them interesting.
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It's interesting, I suppose, but I don't find it particularly attractive. To each his own, though.
A bit spooky standing on the stairway, but interesting piece of art! Cheers!
I'd be interested in seeing more of his works.
I like it! Looking forward seeing the others.
Nice image......check out my 'Gormley picture' at: http://woldsvillage.blogspot.com/2009/11/sea-to-west.html
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