Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Diana" sculpture

Got $28,000 burning a hole in your pocket?* Got a dear friend who has a life-sized bronze nude on his Christmas wish list? You're in luck! You won't find any better than this, seriously. But you gotta hurry, deadline is Dec 15!

* Actually, the Diana sculpture is 40% off this week for Domai visitors. (Or visitors from this blog, I'm sure.)

Sure, these are not knick-knacks and as such rather luxury items, but actually Victor and I have sold several large sculptures before, and many small ones.


Anonymous said...

Simply Stunning! Wish I owned her! Great Post Eolake! Bravo! Take a bow!

Anonymous said...

PS..............Did I say she was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Man, she is the cat's meow!!!!!!!!!! Hey eolake, can you spare 28 K's lol.

Anonymous said...

Well, my equity in my homes are about ten grand but I'm shy 18 thousand. Perhaps I'll run fifty thousand mini-auctions on ebay and get her. (Smiles)
I did say how stunning she was didn't I? (Okay, forgive me, I couldn't help myself.) Honestly, it's a masterpiece really.
It's a creation of pure beauty and inspiration. (Darn, I shouldn't have spent my last five thousand on that motorcycle that is sitting idle in my garage and it's not half as gorgeous as the bronze lady!)
Ok Pascal, you can call in your staff to sedate me now lol. Make sure the restraints on my straight jacket aren't too tight, I get grumpy when that happens :)

Anonymous said...

I hope the silk is to your convenience? We were out of cashmere jackets. :-)

It's a real shame, indeed, that Victor's venture is coming to an end. Waaay out of my league, but I liked to dream on these photos.
What happened, anyway? Why pull the plug?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Victor has promised to tell me more about why he stops the nudes (large ones anyway), but one reason is that they may hurt other parts of his sculpture business, which has big corporate clients.
(I've urged him to reconsider, of course.)

Anonymous said...

So much for creative freedom... :-(

Anonymous said...

The sculpture looks beautiful. Her facial features remind me of Scarlett Johansson.

This photo, though, looks like a composite. I.e. fake.

Anonymous said...

Pascal said...
I hope the silk is to your convenience? We were out of cashmere jackets. :-)

Thank you my friend. And I do mean, "My friend." I always look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas.

Wonko outside the asylum said...

Dammit! Why can't I win the Lottery? I'd buy all three remaining sculptures. It's beautiful work and would look great in my garden. Of course it would help if I actually bought a ticket now and then (improves your chances of winning no end, although I admit they're still not that great). ;o)

It's a damn sight better than most "modern" sculpture I see. I have ranted before on this subject. I still laugh out loud when I remember what happened at this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. An artist submitted a sculpture of a head, just a head. Because of its shape the head needed a support to hold it in the correct position. The artist was told that their piece had been accepted into the exhibition (no mean feat), and excitedly went along to see their work. When they got to the designated plinth all that was there was the support, not the head. The artist asked around. It emerged that the people who decide what goes in and what is rejected had assumed that the head and the support were two separate peices. They had decided that the support was better. Don't believe me? Here's the story on the BBC website:

Now you tell me, when you can't tell sculpture from scaffolding, doesn't that demonstrate just how good 'Diana' is? No-one could mistake that for being anything other than a beautiful work of art!

I'm really sorry this artist is giving up this kind of work, they clearly have a great talent for it. It would appear from the hints on the link that informal, commercial censorship has played its part. Or is it pressure from the same people in Washington DC who wanted to put a cloth over "the naughty bits" of Michaelangelo's David? Sometimes I *really* don't understand America - such abhorance of one of the most beautiful things in the Universe, the naked human form, and yet the World's biggest porn industry? I hasten to add that many, many other countries have similar issues, it's just that the US and A is a stand out example. I should also point out that I don't have a problem with porn per se, it's just that most of it is badly done.

Tell you what Terry, if I win the Euromillions draw this Friday, one of those scultures will be my gift to you.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

The photo *is* a composite, but not a fake, just an illustration.

Anonymous said...

Tell you what Terry, if I win the Euromillions draw this Friday, one of those scultures will be my gift to you. (Wonko said)

Thank you. I'd gladly accept it! I also agree with you on your post. America has some strange issues about nudity. (I know, I live here.)
But the statue is BEAUTIFUL and I simply love it.

Anonymous said...

"I don't have a problem with porn per se, it's just that most of it is badly done."

Yep. Feels like it wasn't this way in my early twenties.
Eolake found an extremely interesting link studying this issue...

Terry, if you love the statue I love too, we'll have to settle this in a duel. Try to murder each other on a grassy field like civilized gentlemen, even if the dame doesn't care. ;-)