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Kaija Kontulainen: Arabia's horses, 2003. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli

Arabia’s horses

Artist Kaija Kontulainen

Berliininkatu 4, Arabianranta,Arabia, Helsinki

Kaija Kontulainen’s (born 1966) Horses was unveiled on 16 June 2003 outside the primary school in the new residential district of Arabianranta. The sculpture consists of two roughly life-sized simplified horse figures. Cast in bronze, the figures reach a height of about 2 m. The artist has intentionally designed the work to withstand friendly touching and petting by children.

The school building was designed by Kai Wartiainen Architects/Mona Schalin. The sculpture was completed at the same time as the school and funded from the building budget. The work of art belongs to the collection of HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

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