Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mr. Natural in Stone!

This statue is 12 inches tall, made of a light colored sandstone, and hand-carved in Bali. It is based upon the small 4.5 inch statue of Mr. Natural released in 1984. These new, bigger statues were commissioned by Alex Wood, of Wildwood Serigraphs, who personally oversaw the production in Bali. (Robert was insistent that he have no part in exploited labor, and that the carvers be paid more than their usual salary.) Note that these are carved, not casted, so expect the texture and small irregularities of hand craftsmanship. Still, the statues are all remarkably similar for being hand-carved.

The edition will consist of a total 40 statues. We received 15 statues last month and have since hand-painted each one with two coats of a special tinted rock sealant, which gives them a smooth, lustrous finish. So now Mr. Natural is ready to be placed inside or outside your home.

The remaining 25 statues will be delivered later this year. Now is your opportunity to purchase from the first 15 of these very limited statues, hand-carved and hand-painted for only $345 each. U.S. packaging and shipping via Priority Mail is $40 each, Canada $65. Sorry, no international shipping available at this time.

$345 + shipping

As with all our products, we guarantee your full satisfaction. If you are at all displeased with the quality, return your purchase and we will refund the full price.

More and detailed photos can be viewed on The Official R.Crumb Site