Alain Godon: « If a tourist resort does not leave a cul­tural legacy, it will die”

  • Dated: June 2014
  • Media: Les Echos

Alain Godon: « If a tourist resort does not leave a cul­tural legacy, it will die”

B irdie » sits on his throne oppo­site the Palais des Con­grès; a work by Alain Godon who is, sen­ti­men­tally speak­ing, a « Tou­quet­tois » after meet­ing the love of his life, his wife. He will ded­i­cate this sculp­ture to Le Tou­quet in an offi­cial cer­e­mony on 5 July. [….]

Leav­ing a peren­nial mark

«A town must do every­thing to leave an artis­tic legacy. If a tourist resort does not leave this cul­tural legacy, it is mori­bund”, believes Alain Godon, “artists who live in a town should help this town to leave its mark for future gen­er­a­tions”. And so the artist wants to utilise his net­work of con­tacts and his know-​how to give a boost to the town which he is so fond of, so that the resort of Le Tou­quet Paris-​Plage leaves its ever­last­ing mark in His­tory. “Birdie” is really “the icing on the cake” here, empha­sises this adopted Tou­quet­tois. “I love this town and I want it to con­tinue to sparkle and to shine”, he adds. This is the rea­son why Alain Godon is gift­ing the Birdie sculp­ture. “Per­haps it will inspire other sculp­tors to do like­wise and inspire the town’s elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives to pro­mote cul­ture”, the artist explains. “Pro­mot­ing cul­ture is impor­tant and if I don’t take part in this, then it will die; there is noth­ing worse than allow­ing a town to die cul­tur­ally. Art keeps us alive!”, Alain Godon con­tin­ues rebel­liously. « By offer­ing this sculp­ture, I am offer­ing the town the pos­si­bil­ity of a lit­tle more artis­tic cred­i­bil­ity and so per­haps to encour­age dona­tions from other artists. Down­load article

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