Eros Bendato is a sculpture made by Igor Mitoraj, placed in the Main Square in 2005. The bronze artwork, depicting a man’s head, stands out from the Main Square’s architecture and prompts much controversy. It is Mitoraj’s gift to the city and wasn’t originally designated to stand on the Main Square.
The people of Krakow have chosen a square next to the railway station but the artist didn’t like the fact his work would be standing near the commercial building of Galeria Krakowska.
Mitoraj’s sculptural style is rooted in the classical tradition with its focus on the well modelled torso. However, Mitoraj introduces a postmodern twist with ostentatiously truncated limbs, emphasising the damage sustained by most genuine classical sculptures.