War Between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness

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Artist:

Eli Ilan

Location:

18 Weizmann Street
Tel Aviv

Size:

300 cm tall

Material:

Bronze

Date:

1973

Description

A monument dedicted tlo the 11 athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics

Caption

Israel is a young country with a long history. The sculpture represents two figures engaged in a desperate struggle that could represent the century's long effort to create a Jewish homeland in the midst of a sea of enemies, and the simultaneous struggle to maintain the moral compass that guides us. This was Ilan's largest sculpture at the time, dedicated to an event that justified the effort. Like much public art particularly in Israel, this sculpture references a historic event that many feel must not fade from consciousness lest it occur again.

Other References

For more information about the Munich Massacre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre
For more information about Eli Ilan go to Wikipedia at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Ilan