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Sculptures


Station # 1
Signs
Mexico

Ángela Gurría
(1929)


Ángela Gurría was born in Mexico City.  She began as a self-taught sculptor, afterwards studying with Germán Cueto and working in Abraham González and Mario Zamora’s studios.  She has done various works of sculpture integrated into architecture, a discipline for which she won first prize in the III Biennial of Sculpture in Mexico.  She has given courses on sculpture at Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad de las Américas in Mexico City.

Signs is a sculpture of great proportions.  Reinforced concrete standing 18 meters high, it is made up of two black and white “horns” that give the piece its significance, making an allusion to that they were the first Olympics where African countries participated together, leaving South Africa out due to its racial segregation.

Restored in 1998 by the Moisés Cosío Family.

Original Location: San Jerónimo roundabout

Current Location: Cloverleaf Interchange of Periférico and Insurgentes Sur, on Insurgentes North-South direction

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