Ottmar Hörl:
Sculpture “Dürer Hare” (2012), Version in Gilded Pewter Alloy

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Ottmar Hörl:
Sculpture “Dürer Hare” (2012), Version in Gilded Pewter Alloy

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 199 copies | Numbered | Signed | Gilded pewter alloy | Format 6 x 11,5 x 15 cm (W/H/D) | Weight ca. 1,9 kg

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Ottmar Hörl: Sculpture “Dürer Hare” (2012), Version in Gilded Pewter Alloy

The plastic works of Ottmar Hoerls are aimed to standardize and level everyday objects. But he performs this in a humorous way and his exhibitions turn to real performances. His most famous campaign was devoted to Dürer and his “Hare” watercolor, which is known worldwide. At the "Großen Hasenstück" in 2003 no less than 7000 hares filled the central square of Nurnberg.

Following his artistic campaigns the plastic exemplars became demanded products, worth collections. Ars mundi special edition of 199 copies, hand signed and numbered. Made of hard pewter alloy in yellow (24 c) and red (18 c) gold or in fine silver. Format 6 x 11,5 x 15 cm (W/H/D). Weight ca. 1,9 kg. Dürer-hareversion in gilded (24 carat) pewter alloy, 2012.

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Der Künstler Ottmar Hörl Ottmar Hoerl (born 1950) is one of the most important contemporary artists in Germany.

His sculptural works deal with the topic of normalization, the equalization of everyday objects that surround us in huge amounts in our everyday lives. But he does it in an exceedingly humorous way, and his "exhibitions" are like spectacles when he "carries" a huge swarm of owls to Athens, sets up hundreds of bears in front of the Brandenburg Gate or shows 1,000 meerkats on a "company outing" - all of them squeaky-colorful plastic.

"Focused on a place or distributed in the urban space, my installations turn into visual and tangible obstacles to make you think, make a moment of a break."

His most famous action was dedicated to the artist Duerer and his world-famous rabbit watercolor. The main market in Nuremberg during the "Big Hare Game" in 2003 was filled with no less than 7,000 rabbits filled. Ottmar Hoerl studied from 1975 to 1979 at the Academy of Visual Arts Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main, from 1981 at the University of Art and Design in Duesseldorf with Klaus Rinke as a professor. In 1985 he founded the group "Formal Skin" with the architects Gabriela Seifert and Goetz G. Stoeckmann. At the beginning of the 1990s, Hoerl was visiting a professor at the Graz University of Technology. Since 1999 he holds a professorship for fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, from October 2005 to October 2017 he was president of the academy.

Hoerl's work focuses on the aesthetics of everyday culture. He defines the concept of sculpture "as an organizational principle" and discovers this principle in its environment, in which many objects of everyday use are standardized and standardized.

His works can be found in many national and international collections. Ottmar Hoerl lives and works in Nuremberg and Wertheim.

Graphic or sculpture edition that was initiated by ars mundi and is available only at ars mundi or at distribution partner licensed by ars mundi.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.