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WARRIORS SCULPTURES VEGLATE THE CITY FROM THE ROOFS

7 November 2015
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Equìnox in Lagrange12 composes a triad of works of the sky, made by Richi Ferrero and commissioned by Building.

Turin, November 2015. Tall, thin, armed with spears, arrows, darts, on foot and on horseback: this is how Richi Ferrero conceived the watchtowers of Turin, a series of luminous sculptures that, leaning from the roofs, with their light redesign the profile of the night.

Al Grande Guerriero, (private collection) placed in 2006 on the highest floor of a building in Corso Matteotti, in summer (June 2015) came to give a strong hand to Sagittaurus, which watches over the roofs of Corso Massimo d’Azeglio on the corner with Corso Vittorio. In these days, on the attic of the 17th century building, on the corner of Lagrange and Giolitti streets, Equìnox has been placed, the third sculpture that overlooks suspended between mountains and hills on the city which, as LeCorbusier said, has the best naturalistic position. of the world.

“A triad of warriors watches over the city from its roofs. I conceived them so that each work, by day, is drawn on the sky of the city like a pencil mark on a sheet of paper while at sunset a particular covering combined with the light that dresses them gives them back to the vision as if they emitted their own light- explains the artist Richi Ferrero. My warriors are neither invaders nor conquerors, but lookouts of mental territory “

The works Sagittaurus and Equìnox were commissioned by the Building Group of Piero Boffa, who after having worked together with the artist for the Baroque Garden of the building The Number 6 in via Alfieri 6, decreed by ArchDaily as “The most beautiful house in the world” awarding it with the Building of the Year 2015, he now posed on the Lagrange12 attic, a real estate project that will soon be inaugurated, the third sculpture. While Equìnox, armed with a crossbow, seems to stand out with his horse from the rooftops to the clouds, the Sagittaurus combines the figures of the warrior armed with a bow and arrows with the Bull, remembering the Taurini people, ancient inhabitants of the forests between the three rivers Po, Dora and Stura, where the Roman garrison was later built, the first nucleus of the city of Turin.

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