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william sweetlove - chihuahua

Lot no. 20

Title: Chihuahua
Edition: of 20
Medium: Polyurethane
Size: 90cm x 60cm x 50cm

Indicated value: ZAR 36 000

William Sweetlove - Chihuahua

William Sweetlove, born in Ostend, Belgium, in 1949, unites dadaism with surrealism and pop art in humoristic sculptures that at first sight may seem “kitschy”. However, closer familiarity with his works reveals their role as a creative antidote to the overproduction and overconsumption of our society.

With his cloned animals, William calls for greater ecological awareness and urges us to reflect on the consequences of the climate change challenging humanity. His cloned dogs wear boots because sea levels are rising, and the penguins carry water bottles because we are running out of drinking water.

William has had exhibitions at art fairs, galleries and museums all over the world. His works are found in several private art collections. He is also a member of the Italian Cracking Art Group and together with them has also participated in various art manifestations worldwide.

In 2010, the Swedish community of Borås added his sculpture “Cloned Frogs on Gala Dress” to its impressive sculpture park and dedicated it as a wedding gift to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden.