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Statue of the week: number 53

June 3, 2012

This is another one that you could easily miss.  She’s tucked down a passage (Sehesteds gate) just off the route of tramlines 11, 17 and 18.  The statue is also a fountain and is called Evig Liv or in English Eternal Life.

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It was sculpted by Ørnulf Bast (1907 – 1974) in 1948/49 and is one of several works of public art by Bast. During the Second World Ward Bast and his wife, also provided a secret flat for the Norwegian Resistance Movement.  He was awarded the King’s Medal of Merit.

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