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Open Arms (stone bench)

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Jaakola belongs to those artists, who became well-known in the 60s as an advocate of the new realist avant-garde. Jaakola's avant-garde works include, among other things, works built with machine parts. He also is known to have made a series of pioneering abstract works in Finland.

The comical family depicted on the bench beckon passers-by to rest a moment in their arms. The sculpture is granit ...

Visiting address

Kaupungin puutarha
00250 Helsinki

Text edited by: Culture and Leisure Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 21/3/2023