Weebles

The Weebles are a collection of 22 life size bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Juan Munoz (1953-2001) and as a whole the sculture is called “The Conversation”, although the locals here have nicknamed the sculptures “the Weebles” after a 70’s toy Weeble, the advertisisng catchphrase being ‘weebles wobble but they don’t fall down’.  Consequently most people visiting the sculpture give them a push to see if they do wobble, but as they weigh about a 1/4 of a tonne, they don’t move!

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The figures are all in different poses, some in groups

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and some seemingly on the way to somewhere..

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and when wandering into their presence you almost feel like you could shake hands, have a good old natter and put the world to rights.

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Juan Munoz did various other sculptures of conversations all over the world, and you can check them out here.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Wow! Crazy but brilliant!

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  2. Great shots of some funky statues. I love this kind of stuff.

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  3. Lovely images of great work of art!

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  5. […] that he’s been inspired by the Juan Munoz sculpture “The Conversation” at South Shields, https://fragglerocking.org/2014/07/14/weebles/ as Mr.Hillier works and lives in this […]

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