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Gekröse by Franz West

Gekröse by Franz West is a striking pink aluminium sculpture on the Doha Corniche near Al Masrah Park and one of the Viennese artist’s largest artworks.  

Art installation

Gekröse by Franz West

Gekröse is an enormous welded aluminium sculpture created by Austrian artist Franz West in 2011. The German word means intestines (or giblets), and once you know that it’s easy to see why this work is designed be both attractive and repulsive! The artist is best known for his colourful outdoor sculptures that combine complex forms and public furniture.

Gekröse by Franz West

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Umbrella Park, Al Masrah Park, Corniche

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With its pleasant rosy hue, the gigantic artwork twists and turns like intestines. The lacquered aluminium resembles paper maché, making it playful and whimsical at the same time. The title references the structural membranes of the abdomen – also known as the mesentery or organ which surrounds the gut organs. The piece is over 6m long and 5m high – one of the artist’s largest-ever creations. It was exhibited at Miami’s Art Basel in 2012.

Gekröse by Franz West

This stunning piece on the Corniche is part of the vision to turn Qatar’s public spaces into the world’s most exquisite public art showcases. It joins works like Dugong by Jeff Koons, ​​Toub Toub Ya Bahar by Salman Al-Malik and the sculptural benches Us, Her, Him by Najla El Zein.

Gekröse by Franz West