Jonathan Borofsky

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Walking Man, 17 meters tall, steel inner structure with fiberglass outer shell
Permanent installation, Munich Re building, Munich, Germany, 1995


This sculpture was made in sections at the La Paloma factory in Sun Valley, California. The sections were then transported to Munich where workers spent five weeks bringing the parts together. The sculpture has a steel inner structure and a fiberglass outer shell. In fact, there is a steel staircase inside the upper body of the figure which allowed us to assemble the final sections of the sculpture from the inside. Before the interior of the sculpture was completely sealed off, a metal time capsule was placed inside the sculpture with written statements from both the workers who built the sculpture, as well as the workers at Munich Re.
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