The work of Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm is slated to become the next permanent exhibit at downtown St. Louis' Citygarden.
Big Suit, a nine-foot tall aluminum statue depicting an empty pink suit and white shirt (size 144), is scheduled for installation next Friday, September 30.
Wurm's work often portrays everyday objects
, including clothes, and frequently involves both humor and menace. Although well-known in Europe, Wurm is perhaps best known in the states for inspiring this Red Hot Chili Peppers' video
Earlier this year, Citygarden won one of the nation's most prestigious awards in urban planning, the Urban Land Institute's Open Space Award
Citygarden will host a celebration the day after the installation, Saturday October 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.