Sculpture "The Expert", cast version
Sculpture "The Expert", cast version

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 1,499 copies | numbered | signed | cast | hand-painted | size 17.5 x 13 x 16 cm (w/h/d) | weight approx. 2.3 kg

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Sculpture "The Expert", cast version
Loriot: Sculpture "The Expert", cast version

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Sculpture "The Expert", cast version

Loriot's "Character Heads": The classics

Loriot looked people in the eye with a specific intuition. It is precisely the portrayal of small and quite natural weaknesses that makes Loriot's characters so irresistibly likeable. His character heads are designed entirely with this in mind. It is no coincidence that they are reminiscent of the "Three Wise Men", but they are nevertheless typical Loriot style: "The Expert" who should not speak, whispers with his hands held out. "The Dreamer" pretends not to hear but secretly listens with one ear. And even though "The Optimist" holds his hand in front of his eyes, he still peeks between his fingers.

ars mundi offers you these perfectly shaped sculptures in two high-quality versions - as a precious bronze cast and as a "Loriot-coloured" polymer cast. Both series are strictly limited and only available at ars mundi.

Character head "The Expert":
Edition made of polymer cast: This limited edition of 1,499 copies is made of high-quality, hand-painted polymer cast with Loriot's colouring features Loriot's signature and is individually numbered. ars mundi Exclusive Edition. Size 17,5 x 13 x 16 cm (w/h/d). Weight approx. 2,3 kg.

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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.