Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Little Prince

Portland, Oregon

Ilan Averbuch (

Rose Quarter, NE Multnomah St. and N Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97227
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland (
Date:  1995
Placement:  traffic islands
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  copper (metal), steel (alloy)
Description:  The Little Prince is a partially buried copper crown located at the south end of the arena in the Rose Quarter. It is a piece about imagination, desires and aspirations, conquests and struggles. It is the job of the viewer to create the story that goes along with the crown. Is it a victory and position of honor waiting to be claimed, or is there another story? Only the viewer can say. Ilan's inspiration for this piece was the "Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, in particular, the first chapter where he talks about his drawing of a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant being misunderstood as a hat.

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