This week’s edition of Sculpture Saturday presents Robert Llimós’ sculpture, Marc. I photographed this colorful sculpture with my cell phone in 2018 from the Hop On/Hop Off Bus as it passed the Olympic Village in Barcelona, Spain. Research for this post revealed that Marc is one of a pair of nearly identical statues by Llimós portraying a genderless, multi-ethnic figure looking through a large picture frame.
The sculpture was inaugurated in 1997 and is dedicated to Llimós’ son, Marc, who died in 1995. The title is a double entendre as marc means frame in Catalan.
Marc’s counterpart is called Threshold and was installed in Atlanta, GA when the city hosted the Olympic Games in 1996. Robert Llimós is recognized as one of the primary developers of the cultural movement and artistic style called “The New Spanish Figurative Style.”