About the Pink Gnome
This sculpture features a pink gnome making the swearing finger gesture with his right middle finger. First produced in blue only for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany, our pink gnome exists in different colors. This representation of the famous Sponti Gnome by Hörl is the replica of the original one.
Our pink 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″
- Weight: 1 lb 0.2 oz
- Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
- Color: Pink
- 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 installation
The now Pink Gnome by Ottmar Hörl originally formed part of a 1994 Seligenstadt installation where the sculptor displayed 1000 blue garden gnomes all across the city. The gnomes were then left to themselves and they remained until someone took them. Little by little, the gnome statues slowly disappeared, as it was the objective of the overall project.
Why pick a conventional garden helper, when you can have a monochromated-fingered activist? Sculptor Ottmar Hörl gave dressed the traditional garden gnome in his best suit and gave him a sense of personality as he proudly raises his middle finger.
About the Sculptor
Ottmar Hörl “conception of work in public spaces not only breaks through this barrier but also offers art for everyone. His large installations and sometimes provocative sculptures have earned him international renown. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position. Furthermore, he has most recently won the CREO Innovation Award for Creativity by German Society for Creativity in 2015.
Our Pink Gnome is an unconventional piece of art that will raise a lively reaction from your guests.