Antonio Pio Saracino’s monumental marble sculpture, Hero, is a reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s David. Saracino’s seventeen-foot tall version of Hero is currently exhibited in the courtyard of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, in close proximity to the original sculpture of David.
In 2013, to commemorate the Year of the Italian Culture in the United States, a unique thirteen-foot tall, 8,000-pound version of Hero was commissioned and gifted to the United States by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C, and the Consulate General of Italy in New York. This sculpture is on permanent exhibition in New York City’s Bryant Park alongside its counterpart, Superhero.
In a limited edition of eight sculptures, Hero is now available by commission at seventy-eight inches tall. Two of eight remain available in the edition, as well as Artist Proof 1 of two. In 2014, Artist Proof 1 of Hero was selected by the Art Miami committee for prestigious placement at the entrance of the fair.
Saracino is a four-time winner of Interior Design’s Future Furniture design competition, has been named one of the world’s “25 Most Interesting Trendsetters” by ARTnews, and has been recognized as one of the “Top Ten Italian Architects Under 36” by New Italian Blood. Today, Saracino’s work belongs to the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Dimensions: 78″ H x 30″ W x 21″ D
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