William Sweetlove:
Sculpture "Cloned Bloodhound with Rucksack" (2010), blue


William Sweetlove:
Sculpture "Cloned Bloodhound with Rucksack" (2010), blue


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Limited, 100 exemplars | numbered| hand-signed | polymer cast | color lacquer| format 30 x 56 x 30 cm (W/H/D) | weight ca. 7 kg


William Sweetlove: Sculpture "Cloned Bloodhound with Rucksack" (2010), blue

A loyal guardian and warner (not an English word based on my research – Mahner = admonisher): Sweetlove's hound (rather say dog) turns himself into "Climate Dog" - equipped with a rucksack backpack as "survival aid" against the expected climate in environment changes. The dog is made of synthetic resin and color lacquered. Limited edition, 100 exemplars, numbered and hand-signed. Format 30 x 56 x 30 cm (W/H/D). Weight ca. 7 kg.

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An encounter with the "Clones" of the Belgian William Sweetlove and his colleagues of the "Cracking Art Group" tends to be an unforgettable experience. Finally you will see larger rabbits and giant snails, legions of penguins in life size and again dogs, two and a half metre in the oversized. Always down to the finest detail realistically modelled - and always made of brightly colour plastic.

The contradiction between natural representation and absolute artificiality, the 'Cracking Art "given its name -" crack "because it is the breaking of the molecules, which marks the transition from organic to artificial material. Born in 1948, Sweet Love is the star of this art movement.

He underwent his artistic breakthrough already as a young man; His work has been honoured with numerous international exhibitions and prices since the mid-70s. The market has responded: Even smaller Sweet Love multiples are already trading at four-digit euro price.

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.

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.

Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialized art foundries.

Cast stone
Equivalent of artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.

Cold cast bronze
Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

ARA wooden copy
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material which has typical wood characteristics: density, workability, color and surface structure.

Ceramic casting
As a rule castable clay is used in ceramic casting, which then is fired and possibly glazed. Plaster molds are often used instead of the usual rubber molds in ceramic casting and in porcelain production.

Bronze casting
In this case, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

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