(Quebec) Bronze Le Grand Bienvenue by Nicole Taillon has lived for 23 years in Old Quebec and has left its base on rue des Jardins.
Owned by the Caisse Desjardins de Québec, this work, highly prized by tourists and bystanders, will be restored for several weeks by the artist before being moved to the Caisse Notre-Dame-du-Chemin branch, rue des Érables .
This announced move was denounced by citizens who believe that this public artwork should remain in Old Quebec.
“The artist has come to look for it Saturday to restore it,” confirmed Sunday to the Sun the director general of the Caisse, Denis Laforest.
For now, he said, the moving plan is still the scenario favored by the financial institution.