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Albert Einstein by Marc Mellon
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[ALBERT EINSTEIN]. Bronze sculpture, signed © Marc Mellon 2002. 23 in. high x 14 in. wide x 14 in. deep; base 4 in. high x 12 x 12. Number 5 of an edition limited to 9.

Inventory #26022.02       Price: $68,000

Commissioned as part of a group of 20th century greats (Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, and Theodore Roosevelt) by a private collector between 1998 and 2004.

Marc Mellon on Albert Einstein

“I have always been fascinated by Einstein. Being young and audacious (in 2002), I aimed to capture this man who recognized the infinite vastness and motion of the universe. By being the first to ask ‘what if?,’ he became the first to realize that no matter how fast we run, a light wave would always pass us at the same speed as if we weren’t running at all.”

“Einstein’s eyes are wide open, full of knowledge, but still ever searching. I used a bit more artistic license in accentuating his famous unkempt hair. The upward thrust speaks to his personal energy, with a furrowed brow of consciousness and conscience.”

“Being one of the first to understand the awesome power that could be unleashed from miniscule atoms, Einstein wondered how mankind could survive the genie coming out of that bottle. A pacifist who recognized that force was necessary to counter the absolute evil of Fascism, he then turned to confront the new potential catastrophe of nuclear proliferation.”

Collections

- Private Collection, Carmel, Indiana

- Carl C. Icahn Center for Science, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

- Private Collection, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

- Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

The Artist’s Mellon’s Process

“After gleaning through countless images, I identify several as ‘quintessential.’ The best become touchstones that I refer back to frequently, both for likeness and for emotional content. My goal is to develop a multi-dimensional portrait, taking advantage of the three physical dimensions but also trying to capture additional dimensions of the subject’s personality. I look at sculpture holistically, have to build up to that view by view, from every angle, without losing the overall impression.”


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