NGA’s Cones go up in value

johnboy 27 February 2013 4


News has the sad development that sculptor Bert Flugelman has died age 90.

In Canberra he’s best known for the wildly popular Cones sculpture in the National Gallery sculpture garden.

[Photo Courtesy Wikipedia]

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4 Responses to NGA’s Cones go up in value
JessP JessP 11:48 am 28 Feb 13

He also designed the the Spheres in Adelaides Rundle Mall, locally known as the Balls! If you have never meet anyone at the ‘Balls’ you havent really been to Adelaide. See

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:58 pm 27 Feb 13

Damn sad. If only we could get stuff like this for public art in the ACT, instead of penis owls, and the oddball wreckage thingy near the GDE bridge.

Although there’s no accounting for taste. We drove down past the wreckage the other day, and Mrs LSWCHP commented that she really liked it. I gave her a sideways glance, but kept my mouth shut. Some things just aren’t worth arguing over.

lumpy lumpy 7:18 pm 27 Feb 13

There’s also three very iconic statues of his in Wollongong.

Starrie Starrie 4:57 pm 27 Feb 13

Oh, that’s sad. He also did the fountain out the front of Bruce Hall and the cubes at the park in Belconnen opposite the mall (Margaret Timson Park), so he’s added quite a bit to our city. I have many fond memories of playing around on that fountain and decorating it for our neighbours at Bruce (I was a B&G-er)

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