Soaring over the seine river in Paris now sits a life-size tyrannosaurus-rex sculpture, conceived and constructed by French artist philippe pasqua. 350 chrome moulded bones create the framework for the 3 by 6 meter (12' by 21') contemporary artwork. the t-rex, a fixture in popular culture, is characterized by its massive skull, long powerful tail, and treacherous teeth, all which are exemplified in pasqua's skeletal construction. the towering silver structure surprises passers-by, synthesizing the relationship between artistry and shock value. public installations have recently become a popular arena for artists following florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck, which floated across harbours around the world.
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