La leçon - Montréal, Qc / Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine
N 45° 30.210 W 073° 34.487
18T E 611340 N 5039873
Quick Description: Un étudiant est concentré sur son ordinateur, il est si attentif à son écran qu’un écureuil lui a volé une partie de son repas. L’œuvre s’intitule « La leçon » et elle est signée de l’artiste canadien Cédric Loth.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 10/11/2020 10:14:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM138GR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 5

Long Description:
With a fruit-branded notebook, fast food strewn at his feet, and one shoelace undone, the bronze sculpture titled “La Leçon” (“The Lesson”) is a heavy-handed lampoon of student life. It’s the creation of artist Cédric Loth, who has also worked as a creative director and cartoonist. The sculpture is littered with little jokes, from the laptop’s pear-shaped logo (in French, “poire” means “a gullible person”) to the squirrel swiping a hamburger bun. The distressed student’s slick haircut seems to droop in despair. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, his browser window bears the news “Steve Jobs est mort” (Steve Jobs is dead)!

Placing such a crass caricature across from the entrance of one of Canada’s most prestigious universities might be seen as a prank. Indeed, since its unveiling in 2012, the statue has occasionally been counterattacked by vandals. Someone tried to saw off one of its fingers, and his browser window was once replaced by an error message warning “too much time on social media!”

With its tiny trackpad and generous array of ports, the student’s laptop already seems a little dated. You have to wonder how this disheveled bronze buffoon will be seen a hundred years from now, when he could very well still be failing upwards at the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College Avenue.

Location description: At the corner of Sherbrooke and McGill College Avenue in front of the McGill University

Statue's Subject: An unknown student

Artist: Cédric Loth

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
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