Bronze sculpture details
He only wants to play … Messer presents a bull dog, his brightly rimmed head poking out from a deep black box, which is a little reminiscent of a chocolate praline. Perhaps she wants to reinforce that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
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.