Sculpture Saturday – A New Sculpture in Front of the AGO

well it’s new to me

From the AGO newsletter – Toronto June 20, 2022 – The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has installed its first-ever public art commission, a new sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artist Brian Jungen. Renowned for his artworks made of repurposed consumer goods, Couch Monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill (2022) is Jungen’s first large-scale work in bronze. A poetic tribute to the plight of creatures in captivity, Jungen modeled second-hand leather furniture into the figure of a performing elephant, measuring five and a half meters long, and 4 meters tall.


Thanks to Marsha for hosting Photographing Public Art.

9 thoughts on “Sculpture Saturday – A New Sculpture in Front of the AGO

  1. This is such an unusual piece. Cindy is here looking at it with me, so we spent some time examining all his parts. It looks like he had a bit of an accident while standing on the ball! BTW, Natalie the Explorer has taken over hosting PPAC, but I’m always glad to get your link so I don’t miss it! 🙂

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    • Thanks Leanne. I love it but apparently there is some controversy over it. An iconic Henry Moore sculpture that stood there for decades was moved to the park at the back of the gallery for this sculpture. People have trouble with change.


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