Mar 4, 2020

BIPEDAL SUN

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Station #5 of The Route of the Friendship

Pierre Székely, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Pierre Székely (1923 - 2001) was born in Budapest, Hungary and lived in France. He studied design, modeling and woodcarving; however, his main interest was in monumental sculpture.

Bipedal Sun under construction, Pierre Székely, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

In The Biped Sun, reinforced concrete standing 13 meters high, the use of indefinite figures predominates. Its course finishing gives it a very organic characteristic

Bipedal Sun under construction, Pierre Székely, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

In Székely’s words,“Time passes by with nothing to be done about it. My sculptures are timeless signs of humanity whose only reason for existing is to give pleasure.”

Bipedal Sun completed, Pierre Székely, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Since a first attempt at restoration in 2000, Székely decided to change the terracotta color from ’68 to an intense yellow.

Bipedal Sun, Pierre Székely, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
Location
Location: Periférico Sur (North-South direction) and Boulevard de la Luz
Ruta de la Amistad A. C
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