In a weekâ€™s time, Steven Harrington is set to release his largest sculptural edition to date. Normally reserved to smaller pieces and vinyl figures that measure roughly a foot in height, the acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist will cast his signature Mello dog in five feet of fiberglass reinforced polymer.
While larger sculptures have been a constant throughout the last ten years of his career, museums and solo exhibitions have been the only way for visitors to experience them. â€œIâ€™ve always wanted the public to experience and have access to the life sized version my altar ego, Mello. I feel very fortunate to finally be able to offer this to my audience for the first time,â€ the artist told Hypeart.
The latest entry in the Mello line measures 5 feet tall x 2 feet wide x 1 feet 10 inches deep. Dressed in a teal bowtie, the dogâ€™s right hand is twisted in comical proportions while giving up the peace sign. For those looking to collect, the sculpture will release on May 5 at 10am PST. But to ensure your chances to purchase, register for Harringtonâ€™s â€œEarly Art-Drop listâ€ to beat the line.
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