A stunning bust of Mahatma Gandhi by the world renowned Martine Vaugel
Number 9/20 and has been in my possession since acquisition as the original owner.
This is a very special piece.
This exceptionally heavy beauty weighs 10kg and is 30cm tall x 22xm x 20xm. Additionally the marble base is 18cm x 15cm x 3cm.
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Martine Vaugel is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and winner of two awards in the International Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition. Her work can be found in Japan’s Hakone and Utsukushi-ga hara Open Air Museums, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Tate Modern Museum, Nelson Rockefeller Collection, the collections of Presidents’ Carter, Aquino, Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush. She also has sculpted Mayor Tom Bradley, Mother Teresa, Sir Richard Attenborough, and additional sculptures are displayed at Self Realization Fellowship, Patsouras Plaza in the City of Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, and at the Chateau Brissac in France.
This monumental sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi was the winner of a prize in the 1992 “ 4th International Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition,” and placed in the Utsukushi -ga hara Open Air Museum in Japan.
This was the second consecutive year Martine won an award in this international monumental figure competition. Among the 440 international monumental figure sculptors to compete, Martine was the only woman to have ever won a prize twice.
The first of the sculptures in this edition was purchased by the Self Realization Fellowship to be placed on the Mahatma’s ashes in the Paramahansa Yogananda Shrine in the Pacific Palisades in California.
The second was purchased by Sir Richard Attenborough for placement in the Martin Luther King Jr Memeorial Center in Atlanta Georgia, as well as his private collection. He showed it at the premier of his Academy Award winning homage film to the Mahatma in Los Angeles, which he invited Martine to attend with him. He also chose the portrait to show as the favorite artwork of his extensive collection, in the New Tate Modern Museum in London in 2002
Bronze Sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi - 1981 - Martine Vaugel 9/20