Steiff Year Bear 2003 "The Man inside the Bear"
Steiff Year Bear 2003 "The Man inside the Bear"

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limited, 2,003 copies | numbered | signed | mohair | handmade | size approx. 39 cm | upholstered sofa in size 23.5 x 16.5 cm (w/d)

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Steiff Year Bear 2003 "The Man inside the Bear"
Loriot: Steiff Year Bear 2003 "The Man inside the Bear"

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Steiff Year Bear 2003 "The Man inside the Bear"

People like Vicco von Bülow - alias Loriot - who can look back on 87 years of success are entitled to a little nostalgia. Loriot has created an original memorial to his faithful childhood companion: under the removable bearskin cap, the Loriot teddy bear shows his human face! The Steiff Year Bear 2003 of Loriot fulfils all the requirements of a real collector's item.

Original artist's multiple in a limited edition of 2,003 copies worldwide. Handmade at Margarete Steiff GmbH in Giengen (Brenz). Material: honey brown mohair. Under the removable bearskin cap, the Loriot Teddy bear shows his human face. Numbered consecutively on the back of the "Button in Ear" flag. Sewn-on signature in the right paw. Size standing approx. 39 cm, sitting approx. 32 cm. Includes red upholstered sofa in size 23.5 x 16.5 cm (w/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.