My First Love Guillermo Forchino Comic Art Sculpture FO85062

My First Love

When I saw its sensual curves, I immediately fell in love. The elegant air and incomparable way of moving made me lose my mind. It was love at first sight. This small beauty is and will always be my favorite car. The only problem is that when the whole family goes shopping we are a little cramped when we come home. The other day, coming back from grocery shopping, I had to ask the neighbor to help my wife getting out of the car because she was stuck between the cans of tomatoes and the washing powder. And don’t forget the mouth to mouth method we had to give my son and to his sister as well, who had a jar of whipped cream on her head, we had to handle the spatula with care to lose as little as possible. Me, I didn’t have any trouble, without really noticing I had sat on a stick of butter and just slipped out of the car with no problem.

Dimensions: 10.25" x 6" x 5" Small 50%

  • $279.00
    • Weight
      10 lbs
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      FO85062
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    From the early 1980’s, Guillermo Forchino experiments with various materials to create works of art in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials.

    After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to Argentina where he directed the Juan B. Castagnino at- elier of art restoration for the Museum of Beaux-Arts of 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.

    At the end of the 1980’s, Forchino chose poly resins to create figures and scenes that resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. They 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. He has used other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and motorcycles and has even used a bathtub for a military dictator. His characters are always handled with humor and finesse and given a soul.

    Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris in his workshop two steps away from the Père Lachaise cemetery.

    Every single item is individually numbered and identified by a stamp on the bottom of each piece. Each item is wrapped in the unique Forchino Newspaper with a special label attached. On both the label and the sticker on the bottom of each package, this unique number is written. Enclosed in each package, a booklet with the Forchino autobiography and pictures of a selection of the Forchino collection can be found. And finally, a unique and numbered certificate of authenticity completes each package.

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