Maður og kona

Maður og kona

Tove Ólafsson

  • Year : 1948
  • Height : 104 cm
  • Width : 50 cm
  • Category : Skúlptúr
  • Sub-category : Steinskúlptúr

Location: Hljómskálagarðurinn. This is a dolerite sculpture which shows a man and a woman (or a boy and a girl) embracing. Originally, the sculpture was a gift to the National Theatre when it was opened in 1950, but it was installed in a closed hallway off the lobby, where nobody ever went. This caused a bit of a stir, as the artist was naturally not happy with the location. Eventually, the theatre returned the work to the city. Now, this low-key and affectionate statue stands in the women’s sculpture park, String of Pearls, by the Japanese cherry trees in the southwest corner of Hljómskálagarður Park.

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