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Entertainment: Lille. The huge statues of “angel and demon” babies are for sale

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Selon le PDG de l'entreprise qui a fabriqué ces sculptures, chaque bébé vaut plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'euros. © AFP According to the CEO of the company that made these sculptures, each baby is worth several tens of thousands of euros.

Six statues representing baby "angels and demons" will be for sale in May in Lille (North). The all-black sculptures, 6 m high, were exhibited in the city in 2009 on the occasion of the Lille 3000 cultural event. According to the DNA company that made them, the statues are worth several tens of thousands of euros .

The famous babies "angels and demons" of Lille ( Nord ) will soon be for sale. Six of the large sculptures of winged infants, which were exhibited in the city in 2009, will be auctioned next May, reports France Bleu Nord .

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Six meters high and weighing a ton each, the sculptures are worth several tens of thousands of euros according to the CEO of the company ADN who designed the works. Joël Pitte had initially kept the babies, to which he had become attached. But "it is time for them to take off and have a second life" , the manager told France Bleu.

Lillle3000's baby demons have been put up for sale pic.twitter.com/PuAicPQaGX

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Four babies sold abroad

The auction will take place in Lille . "This will allow people who are not necessarily buyers to see them one last time" , continues Joël Pitte. The statues were initially exhibited in rue Faidherbe in 2009, during the Europe XXL cultural event organized by Lille 3000.

Of the twelve sculptures exhibited more than ten years ago, six will be for sale in May. One of them is still on display in front of Lille Saint-Sauveur station, another is in the park of Marquette-lez-Lille (North). The last four were sold in Germany, Switzerland and Australia, where one of the babies was bought for € 100,000.

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