price:
USD $250,000.00
+ shipping & handling

PLEASE NOTE:
a 1/3 deposit of
USD $82,500.00
is required prior to
commencement
of casting

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The Great Singer
bronze
.
Edition: 1 of 6
dimensions:
69.3" H x 21.3" W x 25.2" D
176cm x 54cm x 64cm

Galleria Primitiva ~ Galleria Moderna
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              Artist's statement:
"The Great Singer is an image made about the destructive aspect of love between women and men and, to an extent, is autobiographical."
Item Location:
Australia
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& shipping charges:
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Charles Pizer ~ Artist/Solar Art
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
Stuart Hirst ~ Artist/Painter
An exceptional casting by an exceptional artist, on offer is this superb bronze by master sculptor, Thomas W. Bates. The inherent level of artistry & workmanship warrants museum exhibit. A force to be reckoned with, the sheer power & immediacy of Bates' sculptures are at once evident, inescapable, & boldly compelling... This is a rare opportunity to acquire an extraordinary work by one of the world's finest living sculptors.

Never before available, this magnificent life-size sculpture was more than a year in the making. A complicated casting, the immense power of the female form is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Bates' The Great Singer. Her striking profiles reveal the remarkable contours of a confident figure with strong, athletic musculature, & buttocks accentuated by her arching spine. Cascading hair, resembling intertwined grape clusters, drapes dramatically around her shoulders. Held very precisely between thumb & index finger, she symbolically dangles an exposed penis.

A sculptor all his life, Thomas W. Bates served as Senior Lecturer in Fine Art  & as Head of School of Sculpture, Exeter College of Art & Design, Exeter (UK), until leaving in 1990 to concentrate full time on his own work. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy (London) & numerous commercial galleries & private forums in the UK & Australia. At the age of 72 & with his artwork housed in collections around the world, Bates continues to produce a steady & prolific stream of sculptures, drawings, & poetry from the rural seclusion of his studio in South Australia.
     "This is an artist you can trust."
      ~ Tony Smith, Arts Review UK, Volume XXXX No. 3
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
Galleria Moderna
Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor
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Artist Thomas W. Bates
with his sculpture
The Great Singer

Thomas W Bates ~ Artist/Sculptor

The final bronzes
of the edition of 6
will be as black as patination
can bring about,
highly polished,
& mounted on
polished black marble bases.

A deposit of 33% of the total
purchase price is required to
secure each made-to-order
casting in this edition.
The balance payment is expected
upon completion of the casting.
The casting time involved is
approximately 6-8 weeks.

Galleria Primitiva ~ Galleria Moderna
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