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MonumentauFantome

Monument au Fantome


Sculpted by Jean Debuffet in 1977, this iconic sculpture was first displayed at the 1100 Louisiana Building and later moved to Discovery Green Park in 2008. The sculpture is part of Debuffet's Hourloupe Cycle, a collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings conceived with black, white, red, and blue ballpoint pens. Monument au Fantome is made of steel armature covered by fiberglass.

Fun Fact: The different pieces of the sculpture are believed to represent a hedge, chimney, dog, phantom, mast, tree, and church.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

Next: The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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