I happen to see a commercial for this “Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum“, on Willow TV (on my Roku 3), last week while watching (intently) the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Match (that SA, to my relief, won).
I was intrigued. I went back and watched the commercial a number of times.
LOVE the huge metal sculpture. Wow. So clever and so realistic. BRAVO.
I, as some of you already know, am a HUGE fan of Nelson. So, this was right up my alley. IF I ever make it to South Africa I would, of course, make a point of visiting this.
I just wanted to share with YOU since I am not sure that the existence of this great museum is that well known.
by Anura Guruge
>> Stephen Hodecker, Wyethian of late.
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Stephen, however, is also a very accomplished bronze sculptor — and sculpting in bronze is not easy.
Here is very sensuous nude he sculpted c. 1998. Not sure who the model was.
I was lucky enough to get some pictures of it the other day.
Original Cecco Bonanotte, As In Vatican Papal Voting Urns, Bronze Sculpture FOR SALE In Switzerland.
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I got an e-mail from Switzerland a few weeks ago because I have written about Cecco Bonanotte’s urns for papal elections.
The statue is in Switzerland and, of course, it can be shipped anywhere in the world.
The gentleman who contacted me, asking whether I can give him a hand in trying to sell it in the U.S. (given my ‘connections’),
inherited it from his father, who owned an art gallery and did a Cecco Bonanotte show in the 1970s.
It is priced remarkably well! I was very surprised.
Very affordable for a statue from somebody as famous as this.
If I wasn’t so poor I would buy it at this price.
Moreover, Deanna likes it.
IF you have any interest, let me know and I will get you in touch with the seller.