Sculpture "The Knight of Flowers - Anniversary Edition", bronze
Sculpture "The Knight of Flowers - Anniversary Edition", bronze

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ars mundi Anniversary Edition | limited, 980 copies | numbered | signed | hallmarked | certificate | bronze | chased | polished | patinated | size approx. 27 x 15 x 14 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 3 kg

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Sculpture "The Knight of Flowers - Anniversary Edition", bronze
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Sculpture "The Knight of Flowers - Anniversary Edition", bronze

Exclusive ars mundi Anniversary Edition on the occasion of Loriot's 100th birthday.

Bernhard-Viktor Christoph-Carl von Bülow was born on 12 November 1923 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. At the end of this year, we celebrate his 100th birthday.

Even during his lifetime, he was a legend of the century as the humourist "Loriot". And there is a technical reason for this. Loriot worked with great precision. He was a precision engineer of humour who mastered the accurate mark of a caricature, the "timing" of a sketch or the setting of a punch line like no other. For Loriot, precision included sensitivity. Loriot observed closely, and out of this observation, he developed a sense for the comical that lies just a touch away from the seemingly normal, the accepted.

He was a clever observer, smiling mischievously to himself, who opened our eyes to the absurdity of everyday life situations. His themes: A conversation that gets out of hand. An absurd situation in which all participants laboriously try to keep their form. The desperate attempt to do everything right and for that very reason seems a little comical or even fail.

But he would never have doubted the value of formal politeness itself, quite the contrary. His floral gentleman may be somewhat traditional and overly concerned with form and convention. He is an amiable character. Loriot loved people by making us laugh at them. Especially the slightly peculiar ones.

Loriot's 100th birthday is a special occasion for us to publish the exclusive anniversary edition of his The Knight of Flowers.

Sculpture in fine bronze, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled by hand, polished and patinated. Limited edition of 980 copies, numbered, signed and hallmarked with the foundry and ars mundi stamp. With numbered certificate of authenticity and limitation. Size approx. 27 x 15 x 14 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 3 kg. Exclusive ars mundi Anniversary Edition for Loriot's 100th birthday.

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Portrait of the artist Loriot

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.