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This imposing and massive bust of Napoleon Bonaparte is made by the contemporary Dutch artist Michel van den Born. Van den Borns work is well-known to the high society in the ˜Middle East, thanks to his remarkable golden sculptures which represent the high-profile signatures of several (political) powers from the knowledge of history. In this case; Van den Born was inspired by the megalomania of Napoleons power. ˜His visits to Paris still penetrate the awareness of the fact that Napoleon is still alive. In Paris. In Europe. In fact: everywhere. Van den Borns admiration has rightly so leaded to this magnitude which is therefore even bigger; or in other words: larger than life! The very realistic and truthful torso of Napoleon has nevertheless been showed at exhibitions such as PAN, The Luxury Fair Amsterdam, Tefaf and Cologne Fine Art Koln. The high quality bronze and black patinated bust of Napoleon is posed on a massive pedestal of a very rare Italian marble (Calacatta); which has been able to form thanks to mitre-cut engineering. For the first time; the unique and hand signed sculpture is for sale. It had always been part of Van den Born personal collection without any damage what so ever. Needless to say; the statue will be sold with a signed Certificate of authenticity by the artist.


PublisherMichel van den Born
FramedNot included
Certificate of authenticityIncluded

About the artist

Like every great artist, Michel has an unique vision. He did not choose to become an artist, he was born as one. His passion for sculpting and the creation of one of a kind pieces is innately. From a very young age, Michel proved his talent in creating with his hands. His great eye to attention and detail is impeccable. To perfect his skills, Michel decided to become a goldsmith which established a very strong foundation for his artistic career. He learned his trade in Schoonhoven and skilled in Amsterdam, Michel’s work quickly became recognized as controversial, iconic and bold with an element of gold. Each individual piece is painstakingly made and mostly commissioned by clients. He invites you to experience the unique pieces and feel his dedication.

Other work of Michel van den Born

The world is mine
Sculpture, 80x80x35 cm (w/h/d)
For sale