Bronze sculpture details
Man 2000 as homunculus: fresh out of the test tube, he now poses the unavoidable question as to how to go on now that man has decoded his own genetic blueprint.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941, Messer first trained as a goldsmith attending the arts and crafts school in Pforzheim and then attended the academy of visual art in Stuttgart, studying artistic casting at the same time. In the late 1960s, he was already drawing attention for his often strongly satirical sculptures.