Gillie and Marc Bronze Sculpture ~ 'They Were the Authentic Vespa Riders' - Gallery Salamanca Hobart Tasmania

Gillie and Marc Bronze Sculpture ~ 'They were the Authentic Vespa Riders'

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Gillie and Marc Art Bronze Sculpture
Title: 'They were the Authentic Vespa Riders'
Editions: /99
Materials: Bronze
Dimensions: H= 23cm x L= 9cm x W= 21cm
Weight: 1.3kg

 Artist Statement 

When Gillie and Marc first visited Rome they become obsessed with watching the vespa riders known as the motorini. Rome has the most registered scooters of any city in the whole world. In the Eternal City, scooters are for all walks of life, from teenagers to business men. The artists loved zipping around Rome on a vespa and when they returned to Sydney they even bought one for themselves. They have a soft spot for vespas because it’s an excuse to hold on tightly to one another. 

The motorini was also inspiration behind Gillie and Marc’s life-sized sculpture It takes two. Since the artwork’s installation in Sydney’s trendy inner-city suburb, Paddington, it has been photographed countless time with visitors even dressing up Dogman and Rabbitgirl. They were the authentic vespa riders of Rome is modelled off It takes two. While bronze can bring a classic stylish feel to any home, the artists have added a colourful patina to make this 23cm-tall sculpture really pop. 

This piece is modelled off Gillie and Marc’s much-loved public artwork, It Takes Two, in Sydney’s trendy inner-city suburb, Paddington. Because the artists met while travelling, adventure and exploring has always been a huge part of their work. They have a soft spot for vespas because it’s an excuse to hold on tightly to one another. 

While bronze can bring a classic stylish feel to any home the artists have added a bright-coloured patina to make this 23cm-tall sculpture really pop.