Loser, 2006

A monument to the anti-hero

work 29/44

Public sculpture. Marathonweg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In 1928 the olympic games were held in Amsterdam. Heroic images of muscular sportsman were placed in the surrounding neighborhood. Two pillars out of the athletes’ series remained empty.

Loser is a monument for the one who didn’t make it to the finish line.

Granite sculpture in four parts, 70 x 70 x 20 cm (each)

Two granite reliefs of marathon runners by Kees Smout, 1931. Marathonweg 37

Two granite reliefs of marathon runners by Ram Katzir, 2006. Marathonweg 65

Commissioned by SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space)

Photos by Allard Bovenberg