About the Purple Gnome
This sculpture features a monochromatic purple gnome with his right arm stretched in front of him making the F-word gesture. Hörl gave the typical garden gnome a sense of non-conformist personality as he proudly raises his middle finger. Sculptor edited the gnome in blue only for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany. Now our purple gnome exists now in multiple shades.
Our purple gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. It is also suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
- Dimensions: 14.57″ x 6.10″ x 4.92″
- Weight: 1 lb 0.2 oz
- Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
- Color: Purple
- 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
In Seligenstadt, a sculptural project featuring 1,000 blue garden gnomes that were distributed all across the city. The blue gnomes were set up in several steps following a particular pattern. They were then left to themselves and, except for occasional changes of location, they remained until someone took them away. As a result, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared which was the goal of the overall project. Following conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl, as the project belongs to the public, there is no change of ownership in the original 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 Sponti gnome installation went to the Art Amsterdam – Art Rai (2006). Then, it went to the Maisenbacher Art Gallery Trier in Berlin.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl is one of the most innovative German artists and sculptors. Indeed, his large installations have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl “conception of work in public spaces not only breaks through this barrier but also offers art for everyone. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position.