Bronze Eroded Melpomene
BRONZE ERODED MELPOMENE is a sculpture made of cast bronze which is hand-finished with a custom Tiffany Green patina. The cast Bronze Crystals have been individually polished. For Arsham's exhibition ‘Paris, 3020’, he was granted access to use molds from a 200-year-old French molding atelier that holds molds of masterpieces for several of Europe’s major encyclopedic museums, including the Musée du Louvre where the original “Melpomene" is part of the permanent collection. This Bronze work is based on an altered work Arsham created out of that experience. Each edition is 30 cm in height and weighs 8 kg. Produced in a limited edition of 99, BRONZE ERODED MELPOMENE comes encased in a custom Arsham Studio wooden crate. Each edition comes complete with a pair of embroidered Arsham Studio art handling gloves that should be worn at all times when handling the work, and a metallic foiled certificate signed and hand numbered by the Artist.