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Der Mann mit dem Hammer

The Man with the Hammer

"Stolaarbechter mat Hummer"
Albert Kratzenberg
1939

Dudelange /  Der Mann mit dem Hammer   Dudelange /  Der Mann mit dem Hammer

Description

Large statue of an iron worker with a hammer. The statue was part of the monumental sculpture "L'allégorie de l'artisanat", exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair. It was a 20-meter-long and 12-meter-high mural depicted a cross section of the Luxembourg landscape (Minette area, Luxembourg City and the castles along the Sûre). It was bordered by four statues symbolizing "characteristic" Luxembourgish occupations (worker, artisan, farmer and winemaker). After the World's Fair, the statues were separated and soon fell into oblivion. "The man with the hammer" was rediscovered in the beginning of the 1980s in a state depot and set up in Dudelange. Since its restoration in 2008 it is standing on the presend location.

Signature

a. kratzenberg

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°28'58" - E 6°5'8")

Item Code: lu084; Photograph: 1 June 2019
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