Louis Chevrolet Sculpture Unveiled in La Chaux-de-Fonds
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
– Switzerland’s largest steel bust inaugurated
- Sculpture described as “significant contribution” to region’s cultural heritage
- Abstract work was commissioned on occasion of Chevrolet’s brand centennial
A large metal sculpture in honor of automotive pioneer Louis Chevrolet, co-founder of
the Chevrolet brand, was unveiled and inaugurated in the Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds
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The abstract work was commissioned on the occasion of the car brand’s 100 year jubilee
in November 2011. Today, it was formally handed over to Louis Chevrolet’s native city by
Dr. Thomas Sedran, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.
The sculpture is an inverted bust of Louis Chevrolet. Created by Geneva-based artist
Christian Gonzenbach and made of mirror-polished stainless steel, it is the largest of its
kind in Switzerland, with a height of over five meters and a weight of 8 tons.
“Chevrolet is known as one of the most iconic American car brands around the world.
The man who established it more than 100 years ago spent the first years of his life here
in La Chaux-de-Fonds. We are proud to pay tribute to our Swiss roots and our links with
Louis Chevrolet’s birthplace by handing over this unique work of art to the city of La
Chaux-de- Fonds,” Sedran said.
The unveiling and hand-over was attended by representatives of the city’s government
and Chevrolet as well as residents living around Parc de l’Ouest, where the sculpture was
erected a few days ago.
“We are delighted to receive this very special artwork,” said Theo Huguenin-Elie, city
councilor and head of La Chaux-de-Fond’s urban planning department. “The Louis Chevrolet
sculpture is a landmark and represents a significant, emotionally engaging contribution to
the region’s cultural heritage.”
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