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Man In The City: A Conversation of Numbers

John Sauvé's avatar John Sauvé

In partnership with the West Michigan Prostate Health Alliance (WMPHA), Detroit-based artist John Sauvé is bringing his international sculpture project “The Man in the City” to Grand Rapids. “The Man in the City: A conversation of numbers" is an installation that uses art to ignite a conversation and inspire men to better understand and engage in their personal health, specifically their prostate health. This installation consists of a seven-foot steel sculpture of a man painted blue for prostate cancer awareness, to be on the Blue Bridge and 11 roof top steel blue men sculptures located in the ArtPrize district. The goal is to increase the number of men who will know their numbers by getting checked for prostate cancer, which can be managed well through early detection. Sauvé hopes the ArtPrize installation will encourage people to feel more comfortable in the overall discussion about prostate cancer which impacts about one in seven men. For more information visit www.westmichpha.org.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
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  • Medium: Steel
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  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 7'