- Feb 2, 2020 Frogman Annual Valentine's Day Sculpture Well Frogman has done it again and his annual Valentine's Day sculpture is here and it features two adorable frogs gazing intently into each others eyes. There is plenty of time to be ready for Valentine's day! Any questions 702.414.3637
- Oct 12, 2019 Frogman Mistletoe New Frogman release Tim’s annual holiday sculpture and it is appropriately named "Misletoe". The holiday releases do sell out quickly. If you have interest in this piece or any other Frogman pieces, please call us at 702.414.3637
- Sep 30, 2019 Lladro Master Painter Tour A Lladro painter event. Experience the unique handcrafted process behind each Lladro sculpture at an exclusive Painting Demonstration by an expert artist from our ateliers in Valencia. Join us and discover a masterpiece in the history of porcelain art, Carnival in Venice.
- Aug 21, 2019 Frogman New Release Off The Wall Tim Cotterill has announced the latest new sculpture to be added to his Frogman collection. It features two adorable frogs and a butterfly beautifully sharing the same branch. We thought this might catch your eye and be a great addition for your home.
- Jul 16, 2019 Celebrating our 20th Anniversary Complimentary champagne every Friday and Saturday from 12 to 5!!! Please join us and view all of our new collections.
From the early 1980’s, Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create his works of art.
This research began in the city of his birth Rosario Argentina at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and then continued during three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered many classic techniques and materials.
After completing his studies in Paris, Guillermo returned to Argentina where he directed the Juan B. Castagnino atelier of art restoration for the Museum of Beaux-Arts in Rosario.
It was during this period that Forchino began creating figures made from wrapped bands of cloth where the visible parts of the body (head and hands) were made from wax and paper maché colored with natural pigments.
From the end of the 1980’s, Forchino chose polyresins to create figurines and scenes that often resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. These are typically unusual and humorous subjects such as a family leaving on vacation in an overloaded car with flat tires, or a tired old American pick-up truck from the 1950’s with equally tired passengers.
Mr. Forchino has also chosen to create other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and motorcycles and has even used a floating bathtub in his works. His creations are always full of humor and finesse and are created with a unique character.
In recent years, Guillermo has also created a line of individuals in sports and a variety of professions that was named the “ Professionals Series”. Also these creations have found a large collector audience worldwide. The average height of these figurines is 45 cm. Recently a smaller version of the Professionals was introduced the ” Special editions Series” , approx. 50% smaller .
Guillermo has regular expositions in France, in Argentina and in the Netherlands.
Mr. Forchino lives and works in Paris, his workshop is only a few steps away from the world famous Père Lachaise cemetery.
Through these initiatives, the Comic Art of Guillermo Forchino is available for a large group of art lovers in the form of limited editions, in numbered series. Found only in specially selected stores, each piece is identified by a stamped signature and a unique number on the bottom of the item. A numbered certificate of authenticity completes each package.