«In the year 804 of the New Era, after the Great Horror, men decided to extend their power over the whole universe, the infinite river of stars was to bear the seal of human empire forever. Then the great iron caravans set off to conquer the sky… ». The tone is set. Lone Sloane, an unavoidable character from the «Druillet mythology», has just been born and is ready to set off in search of the planet Earth. This quest will lead him on the road to the «Throne of the Black God», an object fashioned by the gods, thanks to which he becomes a half-god. Abducted to serve as a body for the resurrection of the Black God, a god of darkness with dark designs, Lone Sloane will finally defeat the evil by multiplying himself infinitely and pronouncing the cosmic word that had been revealed to him by the King of the Gods. This metaphor of man who manages to annihilate evil by the sheer force of his will was materialised a few years later by Philippe Druillet. This figure, composed both as a pyramidal and a square metal mausoleum is like Pandora’s box, the receptacle of our craziest desires, our fears and our weaknesses, the symbol of the obstacles to be overcome, in order to better transcend ourselves.
Edition “Art For All” by Galerie Loft Paris
1990 – Edition 2020,
Painted cast metal,
Dim. of the box : 15.5 x 18 x 17.5 cm,
Certificate of authenticity included.
Philippe Druillet, “The throne of the Black God”,
The 6 voyages of Lone Sloane, Editions Dargaud, 1972.
|Dimensions||12,5 × 12,5 × 12,5 cm|
Edition of 500
|Dim. de la boite||
H. 15,5 x L. 18 x P. 17,5 cm