THINKING INSIDE THE BOX
The Tête Carrée (square head) statue in Nice was unveiled in 2002. This monumental aluminium sculpture, at the corner of Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Traverse Barla, is one of the most famous pieces of street art on the Côte d’Azur. It undoubtedly intrigues and fascinates with its colossal neck and lower face supporting a cube divided into squares.
The 30-metre surrealist creation was designed by Nice artist Sacha Sosno and created by architects Francis Chapus and Yves Bayard. It’s now home to the offices of the Louis Nucéra library, a unique workplace, to say the least!
It’s been closed to the public for a long time but will soon open its doors to interested visitors. The local council announced the good news on the 20th anniversary of the sculpture. A little patience is needed. The building will dedicate floors to art exhibitions, concerts and an activity area for children, but it doesn’t open until 2024.
Now, admire from the ground and think outside the box with a trip to the Louis Nucéra library, a few metres away at Place Yves Klein. 200,000 resources can be freely accessed: books, sheet music, journals and more.