Pierre Riche, a distinguished artist, was commissioned back in 2004 to create a truly exceptional masterpiece: an exquisite sculpture of the renowned "American Saddlebred" horse. This magnificent creation, destined for a discerning restaurant owner in the heart of Tribeca, New York City, stands an imposing 4 feet tall and spans an impressive 5 feet in width. What makes this artwork truly remarkable is not just its captivating presence but also the unique materials from which it is fashioned—meticulously welded reclaimed metals converge to breathe life into this one-of-a-kind sculpture.
Pierre Riche's journey as an artist traces back to his formative years at the prestigious School of The Art Institute Of Chicago in 1997, where he delved deeply into the intricate art of bronze casting and foundry work. The seeds of an extraordinary idea were sown during those early days – the notion of creating a bronze cast from this exceptional masterpiece. Remarkably, his client shared his vision, and an agreement was reached to create a mold for future bronze casting.
However, as life often takes unforeseen turns, Pierre's path led him to California shortly after crafting the mold. The mold, imbued with the potential to give birth to a bronze replica of this magnificent sculpture, has since been carefully preserved in storage. To this day, a bronze casting of this remarkable artwork remains a tantalizing prospect, yet unrealized.
The rarity and value of this potential investment cannot be overstated. This sculpture represents the artist's first foray into half-scale horse artworks, and the prospect of owning a bronze casting derived from the original mold is a privilege reserved for discerning collectors with a keen eye for exceptional artistry.
If you are intrigued by the prospect of acquiring a bronze casting of this remarkable horse sculpture and wish to delve further into this unique opportunity, we warmly invite you to connect with the artist directly. Your inquiry would be met with the utmost respect and enthusiasm, as we believe that this masterpiece deserves to be cherished and admired for generations to come.
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