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salsbells69

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“One of three bronze statues that live on the corner of Bourke and Swanston StreThis whimsical, life-size sculpture of three businessmen carrying lunchboxes is located in the heart of Melbourne. Artist Alison Weaver claims that while the men are named and motionless, they are also intended to be anonymous and to represent being ‘trapped in the perpetual motion of consumerism’. Weaver figures these three Melbourne pioneers as ‘pedestrians of vast time’ who have returned to the city streets, and says her interpretation of them is driven by humour rather than by iconoclasm.

Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch was commissioned in 1993 as part of the Swanston Street Art Works Program, and was a gift to the City of Melbourne from the Republic of Nauru to celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary. The three men represent Hoddle, Swanston and Batman who were all early pioneers of Melbourne.
“Source :eMelbourne”’

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