Mark Moore Fine Art is pleased to announce the release of a new major sculpture work by gallery artist YORAM WOLBERGER. The artist has just released a new edition of his trademark oversized fiberglass sculptures. Much like the (now sold-out) “Cowboy and Indian” series and the “Trophy” series of sculpture works, Wolberger’s new “Toy Soldiers” strike a chord for nostalgic Americana and pop culture.
Toy Soldier #4, (Offhand Position), 2016
3D digital scanning, CNC digital sculpting, Reinforced Fiberglass Composite, Urethane
Approximate dimensions: 72 x 60 x 24 inches
Edition: 3 + 2 A/Ps
PRICE UPON REQUEST
Please note that Edition 1/3 and 2/3 have already been sold. The artist still has one example that remains available in the edition of three, as does one Artist Proof.
Yoram Wolberger uses childhood toys and everyday domestic items to create his large scale sculptures, foregrounding the latent symbolism and cultural paradigms of these objects that so subtly inform Western culture. By enlarging this ephemera to life size, Wolberger emphasizes the distortions of their original manufacture disallowing any real illusion and conceptually forcing the viewer to reconsider their meanings. When enlarged beyond any possibility of dismissal, we see that toy soldiers create lines between Us and Them, plastic cowboys and Indians marginalize and stereotype the Other, even wedding cake bride and groom figurines dictate our expected gender roles.
As the HUFFINGTON POST put it: “Wolberger’s Cowboys & Indians is based on the widely familiar toy figurines with which Wolberger played during his youth, and invites viewers to consider the manufacturing of common cultural stereotypes. Faithfully reproducing the seemingly innocent figurines at life size proportions with all their original design “flaws” intact, the artist compels us to reexamine the cultural attitudes implied by such distorted portrayals.”
For additional information on all available works currently available by YORAM WOLBERGER please reference his artist page on our ARTSY website for you to view there by clicking on this link.
Please note that shipping, crating, and taxes for in-state sales will be additional, and all editioned pieces are available subject to prior sale.