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Paris 2024 Olympic Games: athletes behind the Venus de Milo National Assembly show their “pride”

The colors contrast with the whiteness of the stone. Purple, yellow, blue, orange, green, red. Six Venus de Milo, each measuring 2.50 meters, stand majestically in front of the columns of the National Assembly. One is holding a racket, her neighbor is holding a spear, the other is holding a surfboard under her arm. “Paris, a showcase of classicism, turns into a sports capital for the summer…”, sums up the author of these works, Laurent Perbaud. His statues appeared in early April in honor of the Olympic Games. They will be available for free until September 22.

In the wide corridors of the Palais de Bourbon we welcome a little imagination. The artist is congratulated by many deputies. The 53-year-old artist loves to combine art and sports. In 2021, on the occasion of the White Nights, he placed a tennis court on the steps of the François-Mitterrand National Library. So when Yael Braun-Pivet, President of the Assembly, wants to mark the occasion of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, he is the one we call. And bingo, he already has everything he needs. In his studio, the Venus de Milo sleeps, playing tennis.

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Source: Le Parisien

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