“Comics is an art of the future”. Philippe Druillet
The life and work of Philippe Druillet has always been guided by this conviction. His revolutionary compositions characterised by an edgy stroke are filled with obscene anti-heros, pitiless space warriors and deformed fantastic creatures in never ending galactic and gothic architectures. Immensely creative theses beings of obscure and abyssal worlds he gave birth to, have found a way into any material support within in his reach, comic strips, film posters but also paintings, furniture, sculptures or 3D animation.
At the end of the 1970’s, he makes a little sculpture of a warrior, cold and stiff in his metal armour, ready to awake from a millennial sleep and charge into battle. His name is ITAÏ, still guardian of time, who watches us in silence with his piercing eyes. His silhouette reminds us of VUZZ, a cynical and mad adventurer that is now petrified in his metal mausoleum. Esthetized by pure curves, the reckless is ennobled. Freed of his flesh he becomes impenetrable, inscrutable and mystical, like a god of a forgotten religion, a fetish, a totem, or an emblem.
1979 – Éd. 2019
Painted metal cast or vanished.
Bronze or red color.
H. 11,5 x L. 7,5 x P. 4,5 cm – 930 gr.
Signed below and numbered 300 copies.
Dim. of the box : H. 14,5 x L. 10 x P. 6 cm
Philippe Druillet, Vuzz : épilogue, Les Humanoïdes Associés, coll. Métal Hurlant, 1982.
|Dimensions||11,5 × 7,5 × 4,5 cm|
Cast metal, Golden bronze color, Cast metal, Golden bronze color
Engraved signature, Engraved signature
Edition of 300, Edition of 300
|Dim. de la boite||
H. 14,5 x L. 10 x P. 6 cm