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Guillermo Forchino Le Telephage (the Couch Potato) 


Guillermo Forchino Le Telephage (the Couch Potato) 

Guillermo Forchino Le Telephage (the Couch Potato)   Guillermo Forchino

Status: Limited Availability | Condition: New | Edition:Open Edition  | Edition Size: n/a | Dim:17.44 x 11.38 x 10.38 | Guillermo Forchino| Item #: 85506

Price: $ 450.00 USD      

Available for purchase today, October  27, 2016

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Le Telephage (The Couch Potato)  

NOTES: After having watched during his entire childhood The Lucille Ball Show, Pipo Saulle, became a television addict. He watches every series and soap opera that is shown. In his eyes, the remote control is the best invention since the tele. He doesn’t stop channel surfing a single instant and he knows all the showbiz gossip.

Retiring Dec 2007. He knows the advertisements by heart and can guess the brand of a product even before it appears on the screen; at this game, he is unbeatable. When he wins, he raises his arms to the sky, makes the V for victory sign and yells while circling the coffee table I won, I won. His other passion is popcorn and hamburgers which he chasses down with enormous gulps of ice cold beer. My God! Life is good! If he didn’t have to work, he would have the impression of being in paradise.

Le Telephage (the Couch Potato)   by Guillermo Forchino   Guillermo Forchino.

With Your Purchase of $795.00 or more of Guillermo Forchino figurines, enjoy this Forchino Dealer Plaque as our gift to you to display with your collection (valued at $125.00). One plaque per customer.

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Guillermo Forchino bio

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 atelier 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. From 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 Pere Lachaise cemetery. The Comic Art of Guillermo Forchino is now available for a larger group of art lovers in the form of limited edition, numbered series. Found only in specially selected stores, each piece is identified by a numbered stamp on the bottom. It comes wrapped in the newspaper "The Forchino Times" along with the autobiography of Forchino and pictures of his collection. A certificate of authenticity completes the package.