« Angel Bear is a totem, a message to alert all men. »
A few years ago shaken by the photography of a polar bear drifting on an iceberg, destined to certain death, Richard Texier imagines Angel Bear a hybrid and bionic winged bear. This mystical animal over 7 meters high, of whom the existence is threatened by global warming, relates to our world in constant evolution but also offers a symbolic echo to our childhood companion. When the artist placed him on his majestic pedestal at the entrance of the Gare du Nord, the most important train station in Paris that sees 700000 people commute daily, the bear traps the attention of the travellers and delivers his silent message on the fragility of the world and climate change. Adorning him of a red skin accentuates even more his alert message and the danger it expresses underlines the nature of his being, that is like that of men, both powerful and fragile. Texier’s ultimate dream is that this work may find it’s on way amidst the human community.
Edition “Art For All”,
2015 – Ed. 2021,
Painted cast metal – 24K Gold Plated
H.22 x L.18 x P.16,5 cm – 1080 gr.
Signed on the side and numbered 600 copies.
Angel Bear H.7m, Richard Texier, Gare du Nord
|Dimensions||18 × 16,5 × 22 cm|
Cast iron, Cast iron
Engraved signature, Engraved signature
Edition of 600, Edition of 600