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A big blue dude has taken up roost in the Twin Cities

He arrived Thursday – and looks like he plans to stay.

The rooster has landed. And now Paul Bunyan's ox is not all that's big and blue in Minnesota.

In a little over a week, the Walker Art Center will open the new version of its Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a refurbished 19 acre campus. So the sculptures are getting settled in for their debut.

Thursday a much-anticipated blue rooster who stands more than 20 feet tall arrived to perch on his specially-designed 15 ton pedestal.

Ours is bigger than London's

Its imposing size is sure to make Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch a signature work at the Sculpture Garden. But there will also be 15 other new additions on display. And old favorites like Spoonbridge and Cherry will still be there, too.

The Walker says Fritsch, who lives in Germany, has been celebrated as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time.

She lives in Germany and designed Hahn/Cock when she was commissioned by London to sculpt something for Trafalgar Square, a bio of the artist explains. It "sparked controversy and interest" in London when it was on display from 2013 to 2015, ArtNet says.

But that sculpture was 14 feet tall. The rooster that just landed in Minneapolis is more than 20 feet.

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