Paradox of the Trapper
A unique, one-off, original, bronze wall-mount, sculpture by the renowned, Canadian sculptor, Christopher Keene. It portrays a trapper confronted with a life challenge for he and his horse. Extreme realism that is frightening. Much detail including showing the trapper’s glove on the ground. Did he survive? I think so. ArtCast did the lost wax bronze process and Chris did the final detailing and the patina, leaving much of it rough, to create the remote, northern, winter, outdoor atmosphere. No edition was created. COA in hand. Excellent, original condition. $8,500. Size: 19.5″ W x 13″ H x 4.25″ D. The black marble plaque is 22″ L x 14″ H x .75″ D. The marble plaque needs polishing. Wt: 57.0 lb. 26 kg.
Portrait of a President
A unique, one-off, original bronze sculpture by the renowned, Canadian sculptor, Christopher Keene. This piece was created to draw attention to President Nixon’s dark side. An American Bald Eagle protrudes from Nixon’s jowly face. It shows that the President was strangling himself. It shows his feet going in different directions and when you turn it around you see that his head is filled with snakes. Nixon’s eyes are closed suggesting that the end of his term had arrived. The bronze is supposed to be placed on a mantle with a mirror behind it so you can see into Nixon’s thinking. ArtCast did the lost wax bronze process and Chris did the final patina leaving much of it rough to amplify Nixon’s muddy language and dealings. No edition was created. Excellent, original condition. COA in hand.$10,000. Size: 13.75″ H x 12″ W x 7.5″ D. Wt: 18.5 lb. 8.6 kg.
The Evolution Factory
A unique, one-off, original bronze sculpture by the renowned, Canadian sculptor, Christopher Keene. This piece was created as his final exam for his Masters of Fine Art degree at the Rhode Island School of Design. It portrays a factory where beasts are creating and building “man”. It’s an assembly line and as you progress through the piece you see that the beasts are filling man’s head with garbage. They are using a crane to lift the final, heavy piece of the human skull. Keene states that this creation came from a dream that he had. ArtCast did the lost wax process and Chris did the assembly and finish work and the final patina leaving much of it rough to create the macabre atmosphere of the factory. No edition was created. Signed and dated front lower right: “Keene ’74″. Excellent, original condition. COA in hand. $9,000. Size: 26″ L x 7″ W x 15″ H. Wt: 33 lb. 15 kg.
“The Politicians” bronze sculpture by Christopher Keene. The politicians are made up of two hippos, an alligator and another spiny reptile – typical politicians! Very intricate and detailed bronze work from the lost wax manufacturing process. Signed in the flagstone floor, “Keene ’78″ and is 1/10 (one of ten). Size: 8.25″ L x 7″ W x 4.65″ H. Weight: 9.0 Lb. 4.0 Kg. Perfect condition. $3,500.