African Sculpture Tall Man Ironwood Giacometti

African Sculpture Tall Man Ironwood Giacometti
African Sculpture Tall Man Ironwood Giacometti, 2008
Digital C-Print, 8x10"

Up for bid is an original photograph depicting an African sculpture of a man. The photograph is by artist, Erik Dalzen, and is titled "African Sculpture Tall Man Ironwood Giacometti." The photograph measures 8x10 inches (including border). Numbered 1/10 from a limited edition of 10 prints in this size. Signed, numbered, and dated on the back.

This photograph features a sculpture of a tall man*. The sculpture was hand-carved in South Africa, by local artisans, from ironwood, a dark wood renown for its incredible hardness. The stylized figure is reminiscent of Alberto Giacometti's surrealist figures through the similar usage of attenuated limbs and elongation of the form. Unlike Giacometti's sculptures, however, the figure is represented in traditional tribal wear, displays a protruding belly and a pensive stance. While much of Giacometti's work, predating his surrealist figures, exhibits an 'ethnographic' style, this piece could indicate continued African influence throughout his career. Regardless of whether it did in fact influence the master, it is a beautiful piece of art.

*This description refers only to the subject of the photograph–a sculpture. The actual sculpture is not included in this auction. If you are the winning bidder you will receive a photograph in the mail, shipped in a flat envelope.

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