Charlotte – Firebird Sculpture

Affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents, the shimmering Firebird sculpture was installed in 2009, and stands at the entrance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. The statue stands over 17 feet tall and weighs over 1,400 pounds. The entire statue is covered from top to bottom in over 7,500 pieces of mirrored and colored glass. The piece was created in 1991 by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Charlotte – Firebird Sculpture

2 thoughts on “Charlotte – Firebird Sculpture

  1. So cute! It reminds me of a sulphur-crested cockatoo. Cockatoos are so much fun but they can be fiery if they dont get what they want! We used to have an umbrella cockatoo… what a sweetie but also a troublemaker! 😀

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