It is an amazing sculpture. I didn't realise it had gone.
It caught fire and was burned to the ground when the "gilets jaunes" were camped out on the roundabout during their protests a few years ago. I'm not sure if it was accidental or deliberate but it's a sad loss for the town of Châtellerault where it was quite a landmark. I remember reading that it was not universally welcomed when it first appeared but we were rather fond of it.
It certainly is striking!