About the Middle Finger Gnome
This unique garden statue represents a golden middle finger gnome standing and making the f-word sign. The sculptor gave the garden gnome a sense of non-conformist personality as he proudly raises his middle finger. Hôrl edited the gnome in blue only for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany. Now the middle finger gnome exists in an extensive range of monochrome colors.
Our golden middle finger gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. It is not only suitable for use outdoor use but also for indoor use.
- Dimensions: 14.57” x 6.10” x 4.92”
- Color: Gold
- 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 Rolling Change installation
The Middle Finger Gnome by Ottmar Hörl originally formed part of a 1994 Seligenstadt installation where he set up 1000 blue garden gnomes all across the city. Afterwards, he left the statues to themselves. Then, they remained until someone moved them or took them. Little by little, the total population of gnomes slowly disappeared, but it was one of the objectives of the overall art project. Following Hörl, as the art 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 became famous for his sculptural projects and art installations which usually consist of colorful multiples. He frequently uses the gnome statue in his work. He is one of the most innovative German artists and sculptors. Indeed, his large installations have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl’s conception of work in public spaces not only breaks through this barrier but also offers art for everyone. Ottmar Hörl is also an art professor and writer. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had many articles about him and his art. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position.