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Hallsteinn Sigurdsson Sculpture Garden

Elsa Yeoman, Hallsteinn Sigurdsson and Hafthor Yngvason, Reykjavik Art Museum Director.

On Grafarvogur Day on Saturday 25 May, Reykjavik Council President Elsa Yeomen accepted a generous gift by artist Hallsteinn Sigurdsson to the City of Reykjavik. The gift consist of 16 sculptures made ​​of aluminum which Hallstein placed in Gufunes from 1989 to 2012. Today the Sculptures form a beautiful park, where the sculptures act as the main attraction. Artworks by Hallsteinn Sigurdsson are owned by many museums, but can also be seen in public spaces. He has held multible solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Reykjavik Art Museum appreciates being able to add sculptures to it´s art Collection, and can thus contribute to make them accessible to the public in an urban environment. Reykjavik Art Museum will supervise maintenance and promotion of the sculpures and educate visitors about the importance of art in public spaces.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 07.19.2015