16 April 2009

Left: Toothsome: Veijo Rönkkönen began to use dentures in his figures in 1976; ‘Javelin Thrower’ flaunts the false teeth of the artist’s father, who died in 1975. Visitors have since donated dentures to be used in Rönkkönen’s work. – Photo: Veli Granö.

Right: Concrete carnival: as visitors enter the yard, they encounter a parade of dozens of statues – women, men and children; this one is called ‘Old wife without teeth’. Veli Granö calls the parade the artist’s private carnival. – Photo: Veli Granö.