About the Evil Gnome
This evil gnome appears with his right arm stretched in front of him giving the middle finger. First produced in blue only for “Rolling Change” installation in Seligenstadt (1994), Germany, Hörl evil gnome exists in several bright sades. This representation of the famous Sponti Gnome by Hörl is the replica of the original one in black. The evil gnome comes with Artist signature engraved at the bottom at the back of its left foot. The sculpture is also suitable for use inside and out.
- Dimensions: 14.57” x 6.10” x 4.92”
- Color: Black
- 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. His larger than life installations such as 120 penguins for a festival in Edinburgh, Dürer Hares in Korea and “Bullock” in Holland have earned him international renown. Ottmar Hörl’s 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. Hörl became the President of the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg in 2005, where he remains holding this position.