October 28, 2009

Elie Nadelman

While working on an upcoming illustration, I had to find reference for a dead stag. I could recall an elegant sculpture I had seen years before in perfect detail, except for the name of the sculptor. After plowing through plenty of gore, I found Elie Nadelman's sculpture, Wounded Stag.

Nadelman's sculptures are so perfectly realized. They hit on that elusive and desirable spot between Brancusi sophistication and folk whimsy. Every piece is an easy favorite!