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Stephan Balkenhol: Public: 1984-2008 Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol: Public: 1984-2008

Stephan Balkenhol

Published April 1st 2009
ISBN : 9783775722933
Hardcover
144 pages
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German artist Stephan Balkenhol, known for his figurative wood sculptures, is responsible for some of our most idiosyncratic contemporary public art. Usually hewn out of poplar, his figures of humans, animals and animal-human hybrids--whether anMoreGerman artist Stephan Balkenhol, known for his figurative wood sculptures, is responsible for some of our most idiosyncratic contemporary public art. Usually hewn out of poplar, his figures of humans, animals and animal-human hybrids--whether an innocuous-looking everyman or a mix of man and beast--are oddly both surreal and inconspicuous in the streets, squares and office corridors they populate. For example, Giraffe Man (2006)--a figure of a man with an elongated giraffes neck--one of Balkenhols best-known public pieces, conveys a peculiar, deadpan humor without crossing over to grotesquerie or sensation. This well-illustrated volume documents Balkenhols public sculptures since 2000, and serves as a catalogue of all his sculptural work since 1984.