The sculpture Peix (fish) is a unique masterpiece of architectural art, built in 1992 on the waterfront of Barcelona. The large steel structure is similar in style to other works by Frank O. Gehry.
The fish sculpture in Barcelona is known as Peix in Catalan. It is one of many works of contemporary public art located throughout Barcelona and its environs. The fish is located in the port of Olimpic near the large skyscraper Hotel Arts, one of the tallest buildings in the city.
Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry created the sculpture for the 1992 Summer Olympics, which were held in Barcelona. A huge Fish overlooks the sea, and its dimensions are thirty-five by fifty-four meters. The sculpture is made of stone, steel and glass. Its copper shiny metal plates sparkle in the sun and make the sculpture a real eye-catcher. Frank Gehry’s fish can be seen from several beaches as well as the surrounding areas of Barcelona.
Gehry is a Canadian architect based in Los Angeles. It is known for its numerous structures throughout the world, including the Stat Center in Cambridge near Boston, the Dancing House in Prague, the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, a number of works in New York, and many other equally attractive structures on around the world.
Like this sculpture, many of Gehry’s works were influenced by the shape of the fish. He also designed a line of jewelry and household items using a similar fish motif.