“Anne-Sophie” by Alex Hanimann
From its position in front of the 25hours hotel in Zürich-West, the chrome steel sculpture by artist Alex Hanimann shines and reflects its surroundings.
Created in 2012 within the framework of an art festivalSculpture made from chrome steelLocated in the trendy Zürich-West quarter
Just like the artwork, “Towers”, at Escher-Wyss-Platz, the figure of “Anne-Sophie” was created within the framework of the art festival, “Art and the City”. The over 5-meter (16.4ft) tall chrome steel sculpture stands in front of the 25hours hotel Zurich-West. This larger-than-life figure was based on a real person who was a music student at the time and represents the youth of her generation and of the Zürich-West quarter.
During the “Art and the City” art festival, “Vanessa” originally stood on Steinfelsplatz in Zürich-West. This figure became a kind of mascot for the festival. However, when this artwork was returned to its owner after the thee-month loan period, the artist, Alex Hanimann, immediately set about creating a second, permanent figure.
“Anne-Sophie” stands in front of the 25hours hotel in Zürich-West and embodies the youth of both her generation and the quarter.
Alex Hanimann (born in 1955) is a Swiss artist and Professor of Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts. His field of activity focuses on drawings, paintings, Lettrism, graphic prints, and object art.