In this formidable fiberglass sculpture, French artist Xavier Veilhan renders the larger than life architect Le Corbusier in a scale befitting of his stature. During his lifetime the multi-talented architect, designer, painter and city planner, Le Corbusier, was an impressive force in pioneering what would eventually define modern architecture. His career, spanning five decades, has left an indelible mark on art and architecture since his death in 1965. To create "Le Corbusier”, the artist employed modern techniques that may have impressed the forward thinking architect. The bust began as a drawing before being translated into Veilhan’s signature polygonal style with the help of a computer and digital scanner. Originally installed atop the Cité radieuse (Radiant City), one of Le Corbusier's most famous and influential buildings, Veilhan puts himself in direct conversation with the architect and his buildings. Here, Le Corbusier, and his characteristic circular glasses, overlooks another modern master’s work: the Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller.
Xavier is represented by ADAGP (Paris) / ARS (New York).