Sculpture "Wum", bronze version
Sculpture "Wum", bronze version

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | bronze + cast stone | handmade | patinated | hand-painted | polished | size 15 x 29.5 x 16 cm (w/h/d)

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Sculpture "Wum", bronze version
Loriot: Sculpture "Wum", bronze version

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Sculpture "Wum", bronze version

No pain, no gain! The cartoon character Wum, created by Loriot, tirelessly called out for his lord and master in every German quiz show. His elongated "Tooooelke" became the secret emblem of one of German television's most popular quiz shows entitled "Der große Preis" (eng.: The Grand Prize).

Loriot also won major TV prizes, such as the silver Adolf Grimme Prize. The song "Ich wünsch' mir 'ne kleine Miezekatze" (eng.: I wish for a little pussycat), composed for Wum, sold 1.3 million copies and fetched Loriot a gold record...

Loriot's Wum is available exclusively from ars mundi in two editions: in fine bronze or polymer stone with Loriot's original colouring. He perkily sits on his cushion as if it were a winner's podium: "The winner is...".

Edition in bronze. Cast using the Lost-Wax-Process. Polished, hand-painted and finely patinated. Limited edition of 499 copies. Cushion made of a polymer stone. Each sculpture is shipped in 2 parts. Size 15 x 29.5 x 16 cm (w/h/d).

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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.