Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Rochefort
Namur (province)

Rue de Behogne / Rue de la Sauverière

Raymond Devos

Mouscron 1922 - Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, Yvelines, France 2006
Belgian-French humorist, stand-up comedian and clown; best known for his sophisticated puns and surreal humour
(Wikipedia)
Les trois Renard
1988

Rochefort /  Raymond Devos   Rochefort /  Raymond Devos

Description

Stone statue of Devos, standing in a box with letters. He has also letters instead of ears.

Inscription(s)

Raymond DEVOS

Jongleur de mots
8-1-1922
15-06-2006
Que le spectacle continue

Annotation

The statue was unveiled by Devos himself in 1988 at the Festival International du Rire de Rochefort.

We wonder if it is a coincidence that the statue of Devos was made by the brothers Renard - since De Vos and Renard are the Dutch/Flemish and French equivalents of 'the Fox'.

Sculptor

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Location (N 50°9'35" - E 5°13'24")

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