CLARICE LISPECTOR

Location: Leme, Rio de Janeiro
Artist: Edgar Duvivier

Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. The life-size bronze statue of the Jewish writer and her dog is located in Leme, the continuation of Copacabana beach. In order to gather funds to build the statue, sculptor Edgard Duvivier created 40 miniatures that were sold to fans. The statue was unveiled in 2016 and is the first of a female artist in Rio to be memorialised in sculpture.