Acclaimed Chicago artist Hebru Brantley is releasing into the wild his first ever bronze sculptures in a sensational immersive show, Flyboy London, thanks to a year-long collaboration with Fluorescent Smogg.
The limited edition artworks, which are beautifully finished in classic bronze, gold and green patina, are based on Brantley's iconic Flyboy character and have never been made in bronze before. The pieces were initially sculpted by Brantley and Fluorescent Smogg, then cast by one of the world’s leading fine art specialists using 3,000-year-old methods perfected by Renaissance artists such as Donatello and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Of course, Brantley is famous for his conceptualised characters that "create urban narratives, explore pop culture and challenge traditional interpretations of heroes and protagonists". Flyboy is by far the most recognisable of his iconic images.
Previously, he has worked in media as diverse as wood, found objects, spray paint, coffee and tea. Now you can enjoy seeing the final Flyboy sculptures at Flyboy London from 17th August 2017 at Arch 402 on Cremer Street, London. Discover more at flyboylondon.com.