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An Eerie Muse


There’s a strange sculpture in  l’Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris: it is a featureless face hidden in part behind a veil that is held aloft by bodiless hands.


This bronze sculpture is the work of Russian artist Alexander Bourganov (b. 1935 in Baku),  a National Artist of Russia and a member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.  In 2001 his studio in Moscow was given the status of a State Museum.

His many other works include:
♦ Fountain “Princess Turandot” on Old Arbat Street (1997)
♦ Monument to Alexander Pushkin and Natalia Goncharova on Old Arbat Street (1999)
♦ Monument to Alexander Pushkin  at George Washington University, Washington DC (2000)
♦Statue of John Quincy Adams, the first U.S. Ambassador to Russia and later President of the United States, located in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2008)


Linked to Weekly Travel Theme: Eerie.

4 replies »

  1. Delicious. I will seek it out. When I read your intro, I thought about the Baudelaire. At least I think that’s who it is, in Pigalle, or somewhere. You have triggered many Paris recollections. Merci.


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