Le Tourbillon Bleu - The Blue Hurricane
by Guillermo Forchino
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ZIN Product Number: 420360
Weight: 3.28 lbs (1.49 KG)
Size (inches): 4.72" X 4.33" X 10.63"
Size (cm): 12.0 cm X 11.0 cm X 27.0 cm
Material: Paper Maché
Manufacturer: Guillermo Forchino
The Story of "Le Tourbillon Bleu!"
Ever since his childhood, no one had believed in him. Everybody in his hometown laughed at his barely intelligent looks. He was the target of all kinds of bullying.
The only thing he liked was to run through the streets like an idiot, leaving clouds of dust behind him. With his hands he made motions of driving a car, and noises escaped from his mouth, and thousands of drops of saliva, as he imitated a running car engine.
Nobody knew how, but at the age of twenty-five he managed to win the Indy 500. Today, there's not a single person who laughs at the great Lionel Benjamin. Moreover, people admire his audacious and unbridled style.
Among the champion's fans it has become fashionable to imitate his obsession with imitating the rumbling of an engine and the mud splashes on the windscreen.
From the early 1980's, Guillermo Forchino experimented with various materials to create works of art in volume. This research began at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rosario, Argentina and then continued with three years of studies in art restoration and conservation at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. During his studies he discovered and mastered classic techniques and materials.
After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to Argentina where he directed the Juan B. Castagnino atelier of art restoration for the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Rosario.
It was during this period that Forchino began creating figures made from wrapped bands of cloth where the visible parts of the body (head and hands) were made from wax and paper maché colored with natural pigments.
From the end of the 1980's, Forchino chose poly resins to create figures and scenes that resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters. They are typically unusual and humorous subjects such as a family leaving on vacation in an overloaded car with flat tires or a tired, old pick-up truck from the 1950's.
He has used other modes of transportation such as boats, planes and motorcycles and has even used a bathtub for a military dictator. His characters are always handled with humor and finesse and given a soul.
He has had regular expositions in France and in Argentina. Guillermo Forchino lives and works in Paris in his workshop two steps away from the Père Lachaise cemetery.
The Comic Art of Guillermo Forchino is now available for a larger group of art lovers in the form of limited edition, numbered series. Found only in specially selected stores, each piece is identified by a numbered stamp on the bottom.
It comes wrapped in the newspaper "The Forchino Times" along with the autobiography of Forchino and pictures of his collection. A certificate of authenticity completes the package.
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