United Buddy Bears sculptures
Public Art : United Buddy Bears sculptures
Sculptors: © Eva and Klaus Herlitz
Description: Two brighly painted fibreglass bears one
in an upright position the other on all fours.
Date Unveiled: 2002
Location: The United Buddy Bears can be found at the
Avenue of Stars on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
United Buddy Bears
"United Buddy Bears" were created in 2002 by the couple Eva and Klaus Herlitz of Germany to promote
love, diversity and harmony. They invited 120 artists from different countries to design the bears -
each shows a particular art style of each country.
Superstar Jackie Chan got to know the adorable bears when he was filming in Germany. He was so
impressed by the message it delivers and decided to bring the meaningful exhibition to Hong Kong.
The United Bears have raised over HK$4,800,000 in donation in Hong Kong . Beneficaries include UNICEF,
Community Chest and Jackie Chan Chartiable Foundation.
Buddy Bear Trivia: In 2004 the United Buddy Bear
world tour arrived in Hong Kong. The upright bears were displayed “hand in hand” in an enormous circle
in Victoria Park. Among the guests was the patron of the Hong Kong exhibition, the world famous actor Jackie
Since the bears first appeared in 2002 over 30 million people have viewed them.