Der Rufer statue

Der Rufer (The Caller) statue, Gerhard Marcks, public art

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

Inscription :

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.

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Der Rufer (The Caller) statue, Northbridge, public art

Der Rufer (The Caller), Northbridge, public art

Der Rufer (The Caller), Northbridge, public art

Der Rufer (The Caller), Northbridge, public art

Der Rufer (The Caller), Northbridge, public art

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