Gillie and Marc Bronze Sculpture ~ 'They Were the Authentic Vespa Riders'
Gillie and Marc
'They Were the Authentic Vespa Riders'
Materials: Bronze with Green Patina
Dimension: H= 23cm x L= 9cm x W= 21cm
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.
This piece is modelled off Gillie and Marc’s much-loved public artwork, 'It Takes Two', in Sydney’s trendy inner-city suburb, Paddington. Since the artwork’s installation, it has been photographed countless time ~ with visitors even dressing up Dogman and Rabbitgirl.
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.