The Businesswoman: Nothing bothered Ellen Jones more than when, as a teenager, her brother declared that a woman should be a housewife and nothing more. Since then, she had no other objective than to become an independent woman. She studied like a maniac and, even though she was extremely competent, needed to work twice as hard as her male classmates. She knew that for a woman, it was two times harder to succeed in a man’s world.
Today, as general manager of Ethical Planet Corporation, a company of 3,000 employees, when she thinks of what her brother had once said, she closes her eyes and a smile comes to her lips.
The Artist: Guillermo Forchino
In 2003, a collaboration between Guillermo Forchino and VMM resulted in the worldwide introduction of replicas of his work. The reproductions are fully handmade and hand painted, just like the originals, under the close supervision of Forchino himself. Some of the sculptures are reproduced in the same size as the original created by Forchino, while others are reduced in size to 50% or 75% of the original. Through this initiative, Forchino’s sculptures are available to collectors around the world in the form of limited edition series. Each piece is identified by a stamped signature and a unique number at the bottom. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also provided with the brilliantly detailed, laughter evoking caricature sculptures.
Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris. His workshop is a few steps away from the world famous Père Lachaise cemetery.
| SIZE: L7 x W9 x H12.9 INCHES
|Material: Sandstone and Resin