Meet the Maquettes
Friday January 7th, 2011
Some pictures of maquettes we have here in the Biennale office:
A maquette is a small-scale model of an architectural work or sculpture. We ask each of our artists to make a few of them for us. We keep two and they keep one.
They all vary in size and weight, ‘WE’ is exceptionally fragile and light whilst ‘Lenin and Miss Mao’ is extremely heavy. The ‘Lenin and Miss Mao’ maquettes arrived just before Christmas and we had to haul them up 2 flights of stairs by hand. It was quite a feat but we managed it!
Maquettes are available to purchase in our spring auction and the revenue they generate helps fund the next biennial.