de LAMINNE Juan

A word from
the artist.

Juan de Laminne de Bex’s rhinoceros appears on public sale at Phoenix Auction in March 2020. It will be sold for the benefit of Dr. Mukwege’s action in Africa. Since the rhinoceros, almost exhausted, is beginning to make way for other animals as astonishing as they are astonished. Indeed buffalo, cheetah, lioness, elephant, they all have a little touch that differentiates them from classical realistic sculpture. Bex plays with proportions, reliefs and material effects, he tries to simplify his subject and discards useless features to keep only the essential: liveliness and heaviness for the rhinoceros, a bundle of muscle. The rhino can be defined in three words that can be found in the artist’s rough sketches.

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