About the Activist Gnome
This sculpture represents an activist gnome with his right arm stretched in front of him making the middle finger gesture. First produced in blue only for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany, our activist gnome exists in multiple shades. This representation of the famous Sponti Gnome by Hörl is the replica of the original one.
Our Activist gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. It is also suitable for use inside and out.
- Dimensions: 14.57″ x 6.10″ x 4.92″
- Color: Yellow
- Model: Sponti Gnome
- Materials: toxic-free, weatherproof, break-proof plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Special Edition signed by the artist.
About the Art
The Activist Gnome by Ottmar Hörl originally formed part of a 1994 Seligenstadt installation where an installation of 1000 blue garden gnomes was distributed all across the city. They were then left to themselves. Then, they remained until someone took them. As a result, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared, and it was one of the goals of the overall project. Following Hörl, as the project belongs to the public, there is no change of ownership in the real sense of the word. Removing the object is just a displacement from one position to another in the meaning of the “Rolling Change”.
After Seligenstadt, the blue gnome installation went to the Art Amsterdam – Art Rai (2006) and then the Maisenbacher Art Gallery Trier in Berlin.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl is one of the most innovative German artists and sculptors. His larger than life installations such as 120 penguins for a festival in Edinburgh, Dà¼rer Hares in Korea and “Bullock” in Holland have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl “conception of work in public spaces breaks through this barrier. He offers art for everyone. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had some articles about him and his art.