philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris

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)

 

 

 

philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris
the chrome dinosaur watches over the eiffel tower
images © anthony gelot

 

 

 philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris
the life-size representation of the t-rex
images © anthony gelot

 

 

philippe pasqua: full-scale t-rex in paris
the making of the dinosaur sculpture
image © philippe pasqua

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