philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris
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jul 08, 2013
philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris


philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris
images © anthony gelot

 

 

soaring over the seine river in paris now sits a life-size tyrannosaurus-rex sculpture, conceived and constructed by french artist philippe pasqua. 350 chrome molded bones create the framework for the 3 by 6 meter (12′ by 21′) contemporary artwork. the t-rex, a fixture in popular culture, is characterized by its massive skull, long powerful tail, and treacherous teeth, all which are exemplified in pasqua’s skeletal construction. the towering silver structure surprises passers-by, synthesizing the relationship between artistry and shock value. public installations have recently become a popular arena for artists following florentijn hofman’s giant inflatable rubber duck, which floated across harbors around the world (see designboom’s coverage of hofman’s installment here)

 

 

 


the chrome dinosaur watches over the eiffel tower
images © anthony gelot

 

 

 
the life-size representation of the t-rex
images © anthony gelot

 

 


the making of the dinosaur sculpture
image © philippe pasqua

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