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Giovanni Schoeman sculpture, Peacock, cold-cast bronze 1970`s
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Giovanni Schoeman sculpture, Peacock, cold-cast bronze 1970`s

Code: 10708

Price: £1,990 / $2,567 / €2,229

Height: 104.5cm (41.1")     Width: 145.5cm (57.3")
Depth: 6cm (2.4")
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Giovanni Schoeman sculpture of a Peacock in cold-cast bronze, large size in the Brutalist style, 1970`s ca, English.

Thoroughly cleaned while respecting the vintage patina.

This particularly large Schoeman sculpture is fascinating on several levels. The Peacock is deconstructed into core parts with severe geometric representation typical of the Brutalist style. In addition Schoeman went beyond his usual icons and patterns to included classical images of fairies, angels, gods & a couple embracing.

Made from `Cold Cast Metal`; a technique developed in the 1960`s where metal powder is set within a resin binder. In this sculpture, bronze, copper and white metal are artistically built up and stamped. The attention to detail and crisp finish are exemplary of Schoeman`s creative & technical ability.

After the casting this piece was signed by Giovanni below the tail. Framed on the original Hessian background and in a stained wood frame. The frame hangs on the wall by hooks fitted at the back.

The sculpture is in perfect condition as is the Hessian. The wooden frame is in very good condition with some patina in line with age.

Reportedly this piece is illustrated in `Mides Arts Collection`, Highgate Road, London, 1970`s, page 3. Another Schoeman sculpture of the period appeared in the first series of the TV programme Mad Men as photographed.

Packing is offered free of charge. This wall sculpture would be wrapped in several layers of bubble wrap and then boxed. It weighs about 35 Kg but could be shipped with a courier such as Fedex.

Giovanni Schoeman Biography

Giovanni Schoeman (1940-1981) was born in South Africa and went on to study in Johannesburg, Groningen, London and Milan. A sculptor of extraordinary creative ability he went on to contribute to the recently developed `Cold Cast Resin Metal` technique. From a story which could be titled ` The Alchemist & The Hitman` Schoeman`s life was as interesting as his art. Read more on our Blog about Giovanni Schoeman and `Cold Cast Resin Metal` .

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