Photographer's Note

This seven meter tall aluminium statue, weighing almost two tons, is called 'Vem är Mr. Walker?' (Who is Mr. Walker?) and is found in the centre of Stockholm.

It was made by the artist Jan Håfström (born in 1937) and has been here since September 2015. For those who are familiar with American comic strips Mr. Walker is the civilian alias of the strangely costumed crime-fighter known as 'The Phantom'.

The Phantom was created by Lee Falk in 1936, and Jan Håfström followed his adventures through Swedish newspapers as he grew up. At an old age he created this tribute to his childhood hero, commissioned by the city of Stockholm.

'Vem är Mr. Walker?' is found in a place called Järnvägsparken (Railway Park), a couple of hundred meters from the central railway station. It is generally known to be one of the ugliest places in the city, surrounded by major streets, highways and railway tracks; a kind of forgotten area where not much could be done.

It is a smartly designed three-dimensional sculpture showing Mr. Walker wearing either a red or a blue coat, depending from where you see him. He can also be black from other angles.

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