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The Nomad of Antibes

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Le Nomade - Antibes

When you go for the first time to Bastion Saint-Jaume (the part of the ramparts adjoining the port), you will for sure be intrigued by the giant white sculpture representing a man seated in front of the sea. Despite its massive size, the Nomad looks delicate since it is made of a lace of stainless steel letters. The face of the man is empty (no letters) and opens up to the sea… Initially, the sculpture was part of a temporary exhibition in 2007. But in 2010, it was bought by the city and the Picasso museum, so it now belongs to the townscape of Antibes. The Nomad has become sedentary... Sculptor Jaume Plensa was born in Barcelona in 1955 and many of his artworks are shown in public spaces all over the world. In place Masséna in Nice, you can see another of his works: Conversation in Nice, which is particularly noticeable when it is illuminated at night.

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