Igor Mitoraj: Centauro
1984 | bronze | Montgomery Square (exterior) | Art Map reference: 69
Igor Mitoraj’s Centauro shows the great mythological beast partially incomplete but ready for battle. A truly European artist, Mitoraj (d. 2014) was born in East Germany of Polish parents and initially studied classical painting in Krakow before moving to Paris in 1968.
He began experimenting with sculpture following a visit to South America and then embarked on a series of study trips to Greece. Two other sculptures are located on the estate, Centurione I in Columbus Courtyard and Testa Addormentata outside the West Wintergarden.