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The only one

Title and year
The only one, 1988

Painted weathering steel

Harvey Martin, b. 1942

The street corner of Stationsvej and Aabenraavej junction, Tinglev


The title of this work may make some viewers see parts of a broken heart, which Cupid’s arrow is trying to keep together: The angle at the bottom has landed on the top, and the heart’s two semicircles are being pulled apart. However, the artist’s own intention is to present an abstraction of Christ nailed to the cross, the spike cutting through the flesh of his palm. The only one uses a monumental, figuratively simplified artistic language that is well suited to the robustness of one of Martin’s favourite materials: weathering steel.