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Plaça del Rei

Sculptor: Eduardo Chillida
Materials: Cast iron
Inauguration: March 6, 1986

Coinciding with a retrospective exhibition of Eduardo Chillida at the Miró Foundation, he puts this work, first her on the streets of the city. Plaza del Rey, the place chosen by the same author, responding to the symbolism of the work, seven tons of steel, in which some arches that, perhaps without the author would like to form the letter B insinuate Barcelona and simultaneously evoke the medieval art environment that fall. But this meaning has not been well understood by all and the controversy has always accompanied this sculpture, popularly rechristened with all kinds of words, including the most celebrated was to "urine", for corner formed by the two plates. Like also explain the legend that some tourists have really confused with a urinary and used it.

It opened on March 6, 1986 in the presence of the artist. He collaborated in the installation engineer Jose Antonio Fernandez Ordonez, who usually worked with Chillida. The name of the work, the Greek word topos, meaning space or place.

  • Gòtic
  • Pl. del Rei

  • Metro L4JAUME I
  • Bus 45, 120, V15, V17
  • Bus Turístic Barri Gòtic

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