“To introduce the movement is to create life”
Movement has always been a key question in Philippe Hiquily’s work. In the same line of thought of his mo- biles and fountains, that he already starts creating at the end of the 50’s, he makes in 1963 a trio of monumental weathervanes of 12 meters high that he installs on the beach of Elvira (Marbella, Spain). Work that he then reinterprets 30 years later when asked by the city of Shanghai to make a monumental project on the oc- casion of the World Expo 2010. After the success that this work meets, the artist conceives a series of wea- thervanes, such as Girouette Hiver (Winter Wather- vane) that he will make in the high of 5 meters. In front of these mobile works our relationship to sculpture if completely upturned. Our aesthetic experience is not only lived thru contemplation but also by our partici- pation. The artist invites us to play with the work, thus mocking the instructions « do not touch » common in the art world. As it joins the Art For All collection next to the Marathonienne and the Épicurienne, the weathervane is declined in a very accessible format of 18 cm high that still preserves the poetry and magic of her monumental equivalent, and more than ever her playfulness.
Edition “ART FOR ALL” by Galerie Loft
2011 – Ed. 2020
Black painted stainless steel
H.18 x 12 x 7 cm- 85 gr.
Signed at the bottom and numbered 1000 copies.
Box dimensions (with protective case): H. 23 x L. 17 x W. 9 cm
Marbella-Shanghai Weathervane, 1963-2009, H.21m, Epoxy painted steel movable, China, 2010
|Dimensions||18 × 12 × 7 cm|
Black painted stainless steel, Black painted stainless steel
Signed Hiquily, Signed Hiquily
Edition of 1000, Edition of 1000