Latitude 51° 27' 50'' - Longitude 57° 16' 12"
Pierre Bourgault (Canadian artist, born 1942)
Information plaque; Installed in 2008 for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec, as part of the program for public art along the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. Evoking the shape of a boat truncated into two parts, this work is intended as a nod to the maritime vocation of Quebec. The title of the work indicates the latitude and longitude of Blanc-Sablon, maritime gateway of the Laurentian coast of the Lower North Shore. This sculpture in steel, bronze and wood was previously installed near the Old Port Market in Old Quebec. Source: Commission de la Capitale Nationale Quebec; http://www.capitale.gouv.qc.ca/ (accessed 7/27/2014)
Type of Worksculpture (visual work); installation (visual work)
abstraction, contemporary (1960 to present), Boats and boating, Twentieth century
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