The Doctor Guillermo Forchino Comic Art Sculpture FO84003

The Doctor

Doctor José Batle was a recognized expert in his field. His diagnoses, always exact, saved the lives of hundreds of people and earned him the admiration of high society. Everything was going perfectly until the day when, arrived to his office, the most well-known actress in Hollywood, the ravishing Marilyn Hayworth, victim of a sprained little finger. Without wasting an instant, Doctor Batle had the patient take off her clothes to assure himself that she had no other complications anywhere on her body. After a thorough and detailed examination, he confirmed that…he had fallen deeply in love. The diva thanked him for all his diligent attention and left the office leaving in the air behind her a suggestive perfume of camellia. Ever since that day, Doctor Batle never stops thinking of the great Marilyn, hoping that she sprains another finger so that he can perform a new examination, this time even more detailed.

Dimensions: 3.75" x 3.5" x 9.5" Small 50%

Dimensions: 6.75" x 6.75" x 17.75" Large 100%

  • $299.00
    • Weight
      8 lbs
    • SKU
      FO84003
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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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      Small 50%, Large 100%