Artist and sculptor, ZHANG HUAN, brings Shanghai ‘bling’ to TORONTO

International art star, ZHANG HUAN, has brought some stainless steel pizzazz to staid University Avenue, north of Adelaide Street.  His $5 million sculpture, ‘Rising’, was unveiled recently, as part of Shangri-La Toronto‘s commitment to improving our city’s artscape.

The sculpture, now behind a protective fence, will eventually sit in a large reflecting pool.  Stainless steel birds flutter in and around several root-like arches.  More birds will be added in the near future.  The flashy design is raising eyebrows amongst downtown pedestrians and motorists.

<PHOTO ABOVE by Ross Winter – sculpture at 1881 Heritage, HONG KONG, Zhan Huan, 2011>

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