"Gymnast State I, Bronze Sculpture 25 in"
Sculpture : Bronze
Size : 25x19 x10.5 in | 64x48 x27 cm
Edition : From the edition of 175REDUCEDWELL PRICED
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Foundry Signature w/ StampEtched on the Ring Near the Back of the Hand
Provenance / History
Story / Additional Info The Gymnast - State I, is part of Richard MacDonald’s first series of smaller versions, or ¼ life, of the bronze sculpture of “The Flair Across America - The Gymnast” that is still the centerpiece for Georgia’s World Congress Center. Created for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, “The Flair” or “The Gymnast” as it is sometimes called is one of Richard MacDonald’s most prestigious works. The 26-foot bronze sculpture, which gets its name from former Olympic champion Kurt Thomas’ original pommel horse move, was described by the artist as a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit. “The essence lies not in the victory, but in the struggle,” MacDonald said in his 1996 interviews about the piece.
Previously commissioned as a painter for the 1984 Olympics, MacDonald had a long history of blending athletics into art before becoming a sculptor in a desire to create works that were more lasting than the paintings and illustrations he’d been trained in. Since then he has had the honor of working with some of the world’s premier athletes and dancers, basing his sculptures off of his own sketches of live models. Considered by some as the world’s preeminent living figurative sculptor, he tries to capture the essence of the subject from the inside out.
Certificate of AuthenticityMerrill Chase Gallery
Richard MacDonald - United States
Art Brokerage: Richard MacDonald American Artist. Richard MacDonald will not allow Art Brokerage or his sellers to use his copyrighted images from books, brochures and advertising. He requests that seller's take their own photos. Richard MacDonald is a celebrated sculptor and a leading advocate of the neo-figurative movement in the arts. Known for his virtuosity in capturing impressions of live models while they are in motion, he depicts performers and dancers at the peak of their performance. According to author Tom Wolfe, MacDonald is “one of those rare artists who can feel the body in motion from the inside out.” MacDonald’s public monuments include The Flair, a 26-foot sculpture permanently installed at Atlanta’s Georgia International Plaza for the 1996 Olympic Games, and Momentum, a 15-foot tall bronze celebrating 100 years of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Currently, he is creating The Grand Coda, a 16-foot monument for The Royal Ballet in London. MacDonald has dedicated his career to making a difference by creating passionate works of art that dramatically enrich the lives of others. Listings wanted. Macdonald will not allow us to use their stock photos.