A ‘nightmare’ sculpture of a hand atop a Wellington gallery is going viral on Twitter

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A ‘nightmare’ sculpture of a hand atop a Wellington gallery is going viral on Twitter
Credits:City Gallery Wellington
  • A colossal hand sculpture standing on two fingers with a face engraved on it is disturbing the people of New Zealand.
  • The five-meter tall sculpture was installed on the roof of the City Gallery Wellington on August 19 .
  • Melbourne-based New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout created the sculpture name Quasi in 2016.
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A colossal hand sculpture standing on two fingers with a face engraved in it is disturbing the people of New Zealand, reported CNN.

The five-meter tall sculpture was installed on the roof of the City Gallery Wellington on August 19 as a memory of the damaged Civic Square that was hit by an earthquake, in 2016.


Melbourne-based New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout created the sculpture name Quasi in 2016. Christchurch, which was the earlier home to the sculpture, has given it to Wellington for the next three to four years.

People are describing it as "Nightmare". "That is terrifying," a Wellington woman wrote.


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The joint operation by Wellington Sculpture Trust and City Gallery Wellington came at a price of NZ$74,000 (US$47,000) reported the news website s tuff news.

Several Twitter users are comparing the sculpture with the face of US president Donald Trump.

“Quasi was created in 2016 to grace the roof of Christchurch Art Gallery following the 2011 earthquake. No longer required, it will haunt City Gallery’s roof this season, presiding over a Civic Square largely abandoned in the wake of our own 2016 quake.There’s something wrong. ‘Quasi’ means ‘apparently, but not really’, ‘pseudo’, ‘fake’”, t he city gallery of Wellington wrote on its website.
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