The Wounded Shooting Star (Barcelona)

The Wounded Shooting Star (Barcelona)

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The sculpture L’Estel Ferit (“The Wounded Shooting Star”) created by the German artist Rebecca Horn pays tribute to Barcelona’s fishing district, the Barceloneta, and has become one of its iconic landmarks. In 1992, the city’s most neglected neighborhoods were in need of a cleanup. These neighborhoods were opened up to the sea and adorned with sculptures, many of which were often innovative. In this case, Horn sought to immortalize the legendary seafront bars and restaurants, called “xiringuitos,” which just a few years before had dotted the Barceloneta coastline.

The sculpture consists of four twisted cubes, stacked seemingly at random. Most people refer to this popular landmark as “the cubes,” and it is a clear reflection of Barcelona’s penchant for groundbreaking art during the Olympic period.

Artist's Description

La escultura L'Estel Ferit ( "La herida de la estrella fugaz") creado por el artista alemán Rebecca Horn rinde homenaje al barrio de pescadores de Barcelona, ​​la Barceloneta, y se ha convertido en uno de sus lugares emblemáticos. En 1992, los barrios más abandonados de la ciudad estaban en necesidad de una limpieza. Estos barrios se abrieron a la mar y adornados con esculturas, muchas de las cuales eran a menudo innovador. En este caso, Horn trató de inmortalizar los bares y restaurantes frente al mar legendarios, llamados "xiringuitos", que sólo unos pocos años antes había que salpican la costa de la Barceloneta. La escultura consiste en cuatro cubos apilados retorcidos, aparentemente al azar. La mayoría de la gente se refiere a este punto de referencia popular como "los cubos", y es un claro reflejo de la afición de Barcelona por el arte innovador durante el periodo olímpico.

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