Just four months after her death following a tragic motorcycle accident, French sculptor Valerie Goutard’s work “Ville fantastique II” is standing proudly in Benjasiri Park. 

Formally unveiled on Thursday by Deputy Bangkok Governor Wanwilai Promlakano, the monumental sculpture created by Val, as Goutard was known professionally, was presented to the city on behalf of the late artist by the French ambassador to Thailand, Gilles Garachon. Frederic Morel, Val’s partner, and the director of Figures & Sala, was on hand to hand over the sculpture’s certificate of authenticity to Wanwilai.

“Ville fantastique II” reflects the artist’s love for Thailand and, in particular, the city of Bangkok, where she settled in 2004. It was here she found fulfilment, happiness, inspiration and love, and where her work as an artist found success. She decided to offer in return this sculpture to the people of Bangkok to thank them for their warm welcome and great support.

Borrowing from Latin mementō ( “ remember ” ) , imperative form of meminī ( “ I remember ” ) .

Just four months after her death following a tragic motorcycle accident, French sculptor Valerie Goutard’s work “Ville fantastique II” is standing proudly in Benjasiri Park. 

Formally unveiled on Thursday by Deputy Bangkok Governor Wanwilai Promlakano, the monumental sculpture created by Val, as Goutard was known professionally, was presented to the city on behalf of the late artist by the French ambassador to Thailand, Gilles Garachon. Frederic Morel, Val’s partner, and the director of Figures & Sala, was on hand to hand over the sculpture’s certificate of authenticity to Wanwilai.

“Ville fantastique II” reflects the artist’s love for Thailand and, in particular, the city of Bangkok, where she settled in 2004. It was here she found fulfilment, happiness, inspiration and love, and where her work as an artist found success. She decided to offer in return this sculpture to the people of Bangkok to thank them for their warm welcome and great support.

Memento definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary


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