As part of the Larvotto renewal project, the New National Museum of Monaco is leading a vast conservation project to move nine open-air sculptures to other sites following complete restoration.

Among these works, the Guy Lartigue fountain entitled “Tribute to Princess Grace” (1969), which is part of the NMNM’s collection, is currently being dismantled at Larvotto beach.

The project, led by Brice Lartigue, son of the artist, started in June 2019. This week various parts of the sculpture have been crated and transported to a specialist restoration workshop. However, that is not the end of the story. “Tribute to Princess Grace” will be fully restored and another site found to display the sculpture.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco Government Press Office