Ascension (sculpture)

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Ascension
Wercollier Ascension Strassen 01.jpg
Artist Lucien Wercollier
Year 1978 (first version)
1986 (second version)
Type Marble (first version)
Bronze (second version)
Location Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
(first version)
Strassen, Luxembourg (second version)

Ascension is the name of two sculptures created in 1978 and 1986 by Luxembourgish sculptor Lucien Wercollier.

First Version[edit]

A first version of the sculpture was completed in 1978. It had been ordered by the government of Luxembourg as a present to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It is made out of pink marble and can be found in the concert hall.[1]

Second Version[edit]

Eight years later, in 1986, a second version made out of bronze was erected in front of the city hall in Strassen, Luxembourg, on a pedestal of granite, which contains the name of the sculpture and the artist (Lucien Wercollier sculpteur). The sculpture itself is signed with LW 1986.

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Coordinates: 49°37′N 6°04′E / 49.617°N 6.067°E / 49.617; 6.067