Der Rufer statue
Public Art : Der Rufer statue
Also Known As : The Caller
Sculptor: © Gerhard Marcks (February 18th, 1889 –
November 13th, 1981)
Description: The bronze sculpture of a
barefooted man, in a robe, with hands cupped to his mouth is dedicated to all torture victims and survivors
throughout the world. The inspiration for the piece came from a man Marcks' met in his
travels. As Marcks was standing on the banks of a river a man, standing next to him, cupped his
hands and called out across the river to the ferryman on the other side.
Date Unveiled: The Caller was completed in 1967, cast
in 1981 and presented to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1982.
Cast : Giesserie Barth, Berlin
Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981)
Der Rufer (The Caller) 1967
Cast in bronze by Giesserie Barth, Berlin, 1981
Art Gallery of Western Australia
presented by CSR limited 1982.
Dedicated to all Torture Victims and Survivors
on the 1st United Nations International Day
in support of Torture Victims 26th June 1998.
Location : Outside the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street, Northbridge, Western Australia.