Stuart Sandford
The Prisoner, 2021
Black basalt resin
20×4.875 IN.

Edition of 3 with one Artist Proof.

This work takes its main influence from Michelangelo’s Dying Slave. Originally conceived for the tomb of Julius II, in 1513 Michelangelo began creating a series of prigioni (prisoners) that were eventually eliminated from the project. The original statue depicts a beautiful youth, apparently in a deep sleep. This contemporary version echoes the Dying Slave‘s pose but puts him in full knowledge and control of his actions, trapping the viewer with the power and beauty of his body.

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