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Guillermo Forchino The Skier 



      


Guillermo Forchino The Skier 

Guillermo Forchino The Skier   Guillermo Forchino

Status: Available | Condition: New | Edition:Open Edition  | Edition Size: n/a | Dim:20 x 18.5 x 43 cm | Guillermo Forchino| Item #: 60-85537

Price: $ 309.00 USD      

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Guillermo Forchino The Skier   is eligible for layaway in 3 equal payments of $103.00 over 60 days.

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Available for purchase today, September  30, 2016

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THE SKIER / LE SKIEUR  

NOTES: The ski instructor had told me clearly "You should get off at the first stop on the ski lift". Well,here I am, I didn't listen and I find myself...at the last stop, on a black trail looking down from the top of the mountain, eyes bulging, at an endless slope of 45 degree. A bead of sweat drips down my forehead forming a stalactite at the end of my nose. Two young girls were watching me, there was no way that I would give up, I made it look like "this is going to be easy for me", I adjust my goggles, lean forward, stick my poles in the snow and launch myself at full speed. The next day in room 215 of the valley hospital, thanks to the one eye I could still open, I saw five doctors surrounding me, surprised to see me awake. "We have never seen anyone go down the mountain at such speed", said one of the doctors. A nurse asked if she could take a selfie with me. It seems like I have become a star.

The Skier   by Guillermo Forchino is a Limited Edition production by the Artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which affirms that this is an authentic Limited Edition production from  Guillermo Forchino.

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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.