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Crying Giant

The Crying Giant at the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. 

 

Kansas City is where a lot of my husband's family is from so I've been there a few times already, we always stay near here and we pass the Crying Giant on the walk to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which we usually go to when we are town. He always looks so sad and distressed. 

Crying Giant

The Crying Giant at the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. 

 

Kansas City is where a lot of my husband's family is from so I've been there a few times already, we always stay near here and we pass the Crying Giant on the walk to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which we usually go to when we are town. He always looks so sad and distressed. 

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He does indeed... Do you know what he's supposed to represent?
Ladicola: Not sure, but your question prompted me to look up the artist, Tom Otterness, and from his website he seems to have a lot of fun sculptures. http://www.tomotterness.net/artworks
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Nov 2016, 06:52
I wonder what persuaded the artist to create this rather sad image?
Ladicola: No idea, I just found out he has a lot of happier sculptures too. I may have to go out find some of them someday.
I can see why the artist might create it but now why a town or institution would buy it.
Ladicola: Well, it is outside the Kemper museum, which I believe is more of a contemporary art museum. However, upon my googling to see why he made it (which I did not find), it looks like it is not the only crying giant he made. It seems there is one outside a Delaware art museum too.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Nov 2016, 21:32
He looks like a thinker, admittedly one with sad thoughts.
Ladicola: Yes, sometimes if you overthink things it can be depressing.
i think that it is a wonderful sculpture Ladicola... and he sure does look sad and distressed....petersmile
Ladicola: Thank you! He really makes you feel for him every time you walk by.
Une sculpture superbe , signe que tout va mal?
Ladicola: Thank you! Maybe it's a sign that things can only get better?
Thanks for the link!! Very cool... he must have fun!!
Ladicola: Yes, it looks like he was! We have a prolific sculpturist down here in Houston, but very different style. I have one photo of his work I may show later, after we get through this road trip.

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