Antonio Pio Saracino, Hero, USA, 2014

Antonio Pio Saracino, Hero, USA, 2014
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  • Antonio Pio Saracino, Hero, USA, 2013, Danby Stone, 6.5' x 2.5' x1.5'
    Antonio Pio Saracino, Hero, USA, 2013, Danby Stone, 6.5' x 2.5' x1.5'

Antonio Pio Saracino, Hero, USA, 2014

Antonio Pio Saracino’s marble sculpture Hero is a reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s David. At the Accademia Gallery in Florence Italy where the original David stands,  Saracino’s 17-foot tall version of Hero is currently exhibited in the museum’s courtyard, in close proximity to the original sculpture.

In 2013, to commemorate the ‘Year of the Italian Culture’ in the United States, a unique 13-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 (Washington D.C), and the Consulate General of Italy (New York). This sculpture is on permanent exhibition in New York City’s Bryant Park, alongside its counterpart Superhero.

In a limited edition of 8 sculptures, Hero is now available by commission at 78” inches tall. There currently remain  2 – 8 available in the edition as well as Artist Proof 1 of 2.

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, 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 is part of the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Material: Marble (Danby)

Dimensions:  78″ H x 30″ W  x 21″ D x (1981mm x 762mm x 533mm)

Additional Information

CREATOR:

Antonio Pio Saracino

TITLE:

Hero

COUNTRY:

USA

CREATION DATE:

2014

MATERIALS:

Danby Stone

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