Allégories sur lEsplanade Charles de Gaulle
Allan McCollums work, Allégories, is located at the end of the Esplanade de Corum, in Montpellier, France. The site is a crossing point for pedestrians coming from the town center, the Esplanade, and the Joffre College, heading towards the Corum tramway station. The Esplanade is also a place for strolling and relaxation.
Allégories reproduces in actual size five deteriorated and mutilated statues found in the park of the Château Bonnier de la Mosson, one of the madnesses of the XVIII century in Montpellier.
|Allan McCollum. Allégories, 2000. Stone, polyester resin, pigment. Five new copies of five deteriorated and mutilated 18th century statues from the grounds of the abandoned Chãteau Bonnier de la Mosson, Montpellier, France, installed at the site of Le Corum, the city of Montpelliers new cultural center. For the City of Montpellier.|
|Allan McCollum. Allégories, 2000. Deteriorated and mutilated 18th century limestone statues remain on the grounds of the abandoned Château Bonnier de la Mosson, in Montpellier, France (see photograph). Molds were taken from five of these statues, and five new replicas made from stone and pigmented polyester resin were installed at the site of Le Corum, the city of Montpelliers new cultural center.|
|Allan McCollum. Allégories, 2000. Small plaster souvenirs of the Allégories, painted with pigmented polyester resin; approximately 1-1/2 x 3 x 2-3/4 inches each. A contest was held for local art students to produce miniature plasticine replicas of the deteriorated and mutilated statues on the grounds of the Château Bonnier de la Mosson; rubber molds were made from the winners models; over 1,000 of the souvenirs were produced from the molds and distributed to visitors during initial unveiling of the public project.|