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Ibon Aranberri, ES

Installation in public space on the banks of the River Main

The Basque artist Ibon Aranberri reproduced a version of Picasso’s Guernica, created in 1937 after the bombing of the Basque city of Guernica by Franco during the Spanish Civil War. The installation resembled an oversized concrete bus stop with a black steel roof, featuring the painting on the back wall. The chiaroscuro modulations of the original were replaced by starkly contrasting black and white.