One giant leap for art: The sculpture that's headed to the Moon

February 3, 2017
The Vitae Project wouldn't be the first piece of art on the moon. But if everything goes right, it may be its most ambitiously beautiful.

At the centre of Omaha Beach stands Les Braves, a striking abstract monument dedicated to the Americans who liberated France during the Second World War. Commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004, Les Braves is made up of 17 stainless steel columns. At its peak it towers nine metres above the English Channel. It is French artist Anilore Banon’s most famous work.

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