About the Black Gnome
This black gnome sculpture is an original creation of Ottmar Hörl in 2012. It represents a bearded black dwarf standing with his right arm stretched in front of him making the V sign. The artist came up with this black gnome as a response to the regular riots instigated by hooligans after the football games. The Victory Gnome pictures a communicative impulse as well as a supporters’ trophy for peaceful interaction. All our V-sign gnomes come with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom.
All our V-sign gnomes are either for indoor or outdoor use and come with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Black gnome
- Model: Victory sign
- Materials: Molded plastic, made in Germany.
- In and Outdoor use
Special edition from the artist.
About the Symbol
The V-sign is a hand gesture in which the index and second fingers are raised and parted, whilst also the remaining fingers are clenched. Generally considered a “Victory” sign, it can also involve meanings of “Peace” and “Defiance”. The V-sign has various interpretations, depending on the cultural context. In the US, the one with the palm faced outwards or the one with the palm inwards, both refer to victory”. In other places, the gesture with the with the palm inwards is an affront.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl is a German visual artist who was born in Nauheim in 1950. His unique 3d sculptures and art installations made him popular first among the artistic sphere. Today, his work is famous for its whimsicality and uniqueness, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his gnomes. Ottmar Hörl is not only renowned as an artist but also as an art teacher and writer. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had a number of articles about him and his art.