|"Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue" - Adel Abdessemed|
|"Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue" at the George Pompidou Center - Adel Abdessemed|
Some explanations => here.
The statue is huge, have a look below, just before its installation:
|"Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue" on a truck before installation - Adel Abdessemed|
Paris is an historic city, nevertheless a modern city, a city which regularly grows rich of new works of art, temporary or permanent. So, if you are use to walk (or run) in the city, you may be often surprised by new artistic appearances.
Have a walk in the district of Beaubourg for example and you'll discover how the city can be rich in history and in modernity.
|Modern art museum George Pompidou Center (also named "Beaubourg center" or "Beaubourg" as the district name)|
The Pompidou Center, for instance, created in 1977, was the subject of a big controversy. Its detractors even said that it was the best place to see Paris, because it was the only spot where you can't see the Pompidou Center... (actually, it is a very nice viewpoint!).
In any case, the creation of the museum entailed an important artistic revival of the district.
See, very near, the "Niki de Saint-Phalle" fountain which pays tribute to the different works of the composer Stravinsky.
|Stravinsky fountain or Automaton fountain 1983 - Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely|
|"Chuuuttt !!!" ("Huuusssh") 2011 - Street art - Jef Aerosol|
|"Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie" tower|