Homage to Barceloneta
Homenatge a la Barceloneta (officially known as La Estrella Herida / The Wounded Star) is one of my favourite sculptures in Barcelona. It is by German artist Rebecca Horn. There is debate as to its meaning. Some sources claim it is a homage to the beach bars and restaurants that were bulldozed here as part of the reformation work for the 1992 Olympics, but I prefer the explanation that it pays homage to the tiny fishermen’s apartments of Barceloneta, with the rustytower also conjuring up images of an old lighthouse which is no longer in use or needed.
Above photo by Alex on Flickr.