Monument Au Fantome
There are seven individual forms that represent different features of this city, including a church, hedge, chimney, dog, phantom, tree and mast.
It is by Jean Dubuffet, an internationally-known 20th century French sculptor who passed away in 1985 (two years after the sculpture was completed). He liked to communicate fresh ideas without reference to “cultural clichés.” Dubuffet was inspired by the art of outsiders, which he called “L’Art Brut”. It is painted fiberglass over steel frames, and the tallest piece is 33 feet. The sculpture is part of his Hourloupe series, which has companion sculptures in New York, Chicago and Europe.
Monument Au Fantome was donated to Discovery Green by the Dan Duncan family.