Monday, August 5, 2013

'Il Porcellino' in Sag Harbor

Artist Ben Fenske's show opened this past weekend at Grenning Gallery.  An extraordinary sculpture of a wild boar in the center of the gallery immediately commands the viewer's attention. 'Wild Boar' a collaboration between Fenske and Richard Zinon, a Florence based artist,  pays homage to the Mercato Nuovo landmark created by Pietro Tacca (1557-1640). The original 'Il Porcellino' (the Piglet) was commissioned by the Medici family for the Boboli gardens. What Hamptons nuovo Medici will acquire this recreation for their garden?
Wild Boar  51 x 33 x 25 inches
bronze, edition of 12 (2013)
The creative process is documented by this time lapse video.
Fenske's paintings are filled with energy, light and movement.
photo here
Still Life with Melon Ben Fenske
27.6 x 39.4 inches, oil on canvas (2013)
More images of the show on Grenning Gallery's Facebook page here.
Ben's work would look fabulous on condo walls across the street.

The old Bullova Watch Factory stands across the street. 
The 1881 factory is being converted into luxury condominiums

A few quick snaps of Sag Harbor main street taken out the window of the car on our way home.
A sunset paddler in Sag Harbor Cove.

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