Bronze 99 Problems
After much anticipation, we can finally reveal a project that has been kept under wraps for nearly a year! 99 Problems are back with 4 new deluxe flavours as the final part of our Hang-Ten celebrations - This unique edition is the perfect way to round up a fantastic 10 week festival! Chrome-plated bronze, tinted lacquer, Richlite box | 14 x 8 cm - Cone size | Each Unique Blue Velvet | Emerald Ganache | Créme de Platine | Intergalactic Sapphire
Each of these decadent sculptures will retail at £3250. They are cast in chrome plated bronze and the exterior is bathed in a rich tinted lacquer to give them a super delectable, luxe finish.
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AB Fine Art Foundry
Ben Cotton, our Director and Gallery manager, Carla Nizzola were invited by Oddly Head to visit AB Fine Art Foundry in East London to get a behind the scenes view.
The Casting Process
The complex process begins with making a mould in wax > attaching sprues > de-waxing > inspecting and firing > casting > fettling > welding and chasing > patinating > finally, wax sealing and fixing. Complicated huh? There are a few more steps to go before the final outcome... Click here to go to AB Fine Arts process glossary to get an in-depth explanation of each stage.Hang-Up's Director, Ben speaks about his visit - "Owner of the foundry Jerry [Hughes], kindly gave Carla and I a guided tour around and it's a truly amazing place. We were lucky enough to witness a number of the processes that went into creating the 99 Problems sculptures including the bronze being melted. The temperature gets up to something like 1200 degrees!" AB Fine Art Foundry specialises in creating metal works for artists such as Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Anish Kapoor, Henry Moore, Jake and Dinos Chapman plus many more!
Did you know this technique of casting in bronze has been around for about 5,000 years?
Above: Intergalactic Sapphire
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