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Marjo Lahtinen: Torso, 2008. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Yehia Eweis


Artist Marjo Lahtinen

Tähtitornin vuori, Helsinki

This work by sculptor Marjo Lahtinen (b. 1944) is sited in a pond in Tähtitorninvuori park, the former site of Wader, a female figure by Wäinö Aaltonen. Completed in 1923, Aaltonen’s work was removed from the park because it had suffered some damage, and in 1994 it was relocated to the Rikhardinkatu library. Marjo Lahtinen’s work has the same motif as Aaltonen’s piece, a female torso.

The work is made of red granite from Vesanto, an extremely rare type of pink stone. It is mounted on a black granite plinth. The height of the piece is about 125 cm. It was unveiled on Helsinki Day, 12 June 2008.

The work belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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