New Life for 10 Lamp Posts Torn Out by Hurricane Katrina

Last year, artist Michel de Broin presented a bright new public artwork at Prospect New Orleans, an international art biennial. Constructed entirely in New Orleans with the assistance of local artisans, Majestic is a satellite-shaped structure made up of 10 New Orleans street lamps that were torn from their industrial roots by Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 27-feet high and 33-feet across, the huge artwork, actually illuminates at night. According to E-Flux, “By resurrecting and reassembling disused public fixtures, only to place them once again in a public space, de Broin addresses questions of entropy and the reorganization of systems.”

Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Majestic will be erected outside the National Gallery of Canada as the newest addition to their sculpture quarter in late October.

Love how the street lamps have found a new lease on life.

Photos via [Harpo Foundation]

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