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Paragon unveils sculpture by celebrated French artist

Published on Jan 14, 2014 6:27 PM

A twisting red glass sculpture by a French artist beloved of international fashion houses was unveiled this morning at the open foyer of Paragon mall, facing Orchard Road.

Jean-Michel Othoniel's Noeud Rouge, or Red Knot, is one of seven sculptures that are part of Paragon, and the latest public art work in town by a celebrated international artist. It was commissioned by the mall at a cost of $253,500.

The Parisian sculptor's art is in several public and private collections including that of big luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

In 2000, he decked out a Paris metro station entrance with two canopies of jewelled glass globes, and last year, was commissioned to create four permanent sculptures on the grounds of Versailles Palace.

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