L'Homme qui marche returned
L'Homme qui marche, the sculpture by Auguste Rodin on the Westersingel returned to his pedestal on 4: 19: 00 hours on Tuesday evening. The work was temporarily given on loan to the exhibition between October 2016 and March 2017 Degas und Rodin - The Race of the Giants towards the Modern in Wuppertal, Germany.
The 600-kilo image that Rodin made in 1907 was acquired in 1961 by the city of Rotterdam. In 2000, the bronze sculpture was placed on the sculpture terrace on the Westersingel, and since then it has been part of the international sculpture collection. The statue will be moved temporarily at the end of October to the exhibition in Wuppertal which can be seen from 25 October 2016 to 28 February 2017.
When the sculpture was in Germany, the Rotterdam artist Sil Krol made use of the empty base, and he created his own temporary, 'unauthorized' sculpture. Krol was present on Tuesday evening 4 April himself to remove his work before L'Homme qui marche was replaced.
Publication date: 04 / 04 / 2017