The burning sculpture

Expressive figures from reinforced concrete stand in front of the Museum of Architecture. The sculpture of Władysław Hasior was created in the 60s.

It is a memorial of the “Executed Hostages from Nowy Sącz”. Eventually, the then authorities did not permit the installation of the sculpture. They saw it as an allegory of the Christ’s Passion or symbolic recognition for Józef Kuraś alias “Fire” (Ogień), a guerilla warrior, who fought with the communists after World War II.

At the beginning of the 70s, a twice smaller sculpture was installed inf ront of the Museum. The pipes, which are the element of the sculpture, are filled with petrol - only with a real fire Hasior’s sculpture becomes truly magnificent and attractive. Unfortunately, it does not happen very often.

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