About the Red Gnome
Artist Ottmar Hörl created this red gnome sculpture in 2012. It represents a bearded red dwarf standing and making the V sign with his right arm stretched in front of him. The artist came up with this red 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.
Our red gnome comes with a Hörl Certificate of Authentification engraved at the bottom of its left foot. Hörl gnomes are either for indoor or outdoor use.
- Dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.48″ x 6.69″
- Color: Red 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 has different hand gestures: one with the palm faced outwards and another one with the palm inwards. The V-sign has various interpretations, depending on the cultural context. In the UK, the gesture with the back of the hand facing the other person is highly uncivil. Considered a V sign, it can also involve meanings of Defiance.” On the contrary, in the US, it refers to Victory”. Additionally, in most of the East Asian countries, the V sign is a famous pose in photographs. The gesture mainly implies a feeling of happiness whether using it palm facing outward or palm facing forward. In other cases, the sign just means two,” such as when ordering.
About the Artist
Ottmar Hörl is a renown German artist, art professor, and writer. His work is famous for its whimsicality, but also tends to spark political controversy, particularly with his gnomes. He put several exhibits up in art galleries and museums and also had some articles about him and his art.