Sculpture "Gentlemen in the Bathtub", bronze
Sculpture "Gentlemen in the Bathtub", bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 980 copies | numbered | signed | bronze | patinated | polished | size 17 x 17 x 9 cm | weight 3 kg

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Sculpture "Gentlemen in the Bathtub", bronze
Loriot: Sculpture "Gentlemen in the Bathtub", bronze


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Sculpture "Gentlemen in the Bathtub", bronze

"I am convinced that most conflicts can be resolved in a considerate atmosphere characterised by mutual respect," said Loriot in one of his rare interviews. This attitude is evident in his "Gentlemen in the Bathtub". Loriot's protagonists always remain polite, no matter how absurd the situation.

Enjoy this humorous masterpiece as a unique table sculpture! In noble, finely patinated bronze, the "Gentlemen in the Bathtub" become an eternally lasting value - just like human humour. The limited edition of 980 copies bears Loriot's signature and is individually numbered. Each sculpture is cast by hand using the Lost-Wax-Process, patinated and polished by hand. Size 17 x 17 x 9 cm, weight 3 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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About Loriot

1923-2011, a german draughtsman, cartoonist, author, humourist, opera director

He won several german "golden" awards: two Golden Cameras, two Golden Records, the Golden Screen, the Golden Gramophone and the Golden Lion of Honour. Not to mention the Ernst Lubitsch and Adolph Grimme prizes, the Telestar or the Sonderbambi... He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his special services.

Loriot is best known for his cartoons and sketches with the characters feature of bulbous noses. For example, two popular characters are Mr Müller-Lüdenscheid and Dr Klöbner, who - unawares - get into the same hotel bathtub and argue so delightful about whether the rubber duck should be allowed in the water or not... In his books, Loriot has dealt intensively with the passage of time. "Loriot's Diary - Zeitgeschehen von Meisterhand" or "Loriot's Heile Welt - Neue gesammelte Texte und Zeichnungen zu brennenden Fragen der Zeit" are just two out of many examples.

Vicco von Bülow, alias Loriot, was without a doubt the "grand seigneur" of German humour. His sketches are often known by heart by a lot of people and no matter the art he was creating - whether as a caricaturist, a humourist, an actor or director - he always achieved something special and memorable.

"Comedy, as I understand it, always deals with self-irony, otherwise something is missing. You have to include yourself." This is the secret to his success and noticeable in all his works. That‘s why his humour is never disparaging, never hurtful. Loriot was always extremely tender even with the characters in his most accurate parodies and precisely observed exposures of middle-class narrow-mindedness. Loriot’s humour, one could say, is not a sharp dagger for grim confrontations, but a fine scalpel that ultimately works towards healing the world with every cut.

The "grand seigneur" of German humour died in August 2011.