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25 May, 2017
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The Haas Brothers
Ape Suzette, 2017

Starting bid: $200,000

High polished bronze

108 x 72 in (274 x 183 cm)

Courtesy of The Haas Brothers

lot description

Ape Suzette, whose name is playfully inspired by the American pronunciation of the popular French dessert "Crêpe Suzette," is a sculpture of highly polished bronze. The comical giant ape is given a shiny, sparkling finish. The brothers believe in keeping levity and humor alive in their artwork, particularly in a time when it can serve as an antidote to the collective sadness we feel under our new president.

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artist biography

The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon, explore aesthetic and formal themes related to nature, science fiction, psychedelia and color theory. The brothers are known for their unique use of materials ranging from brass, bronze, porcelain and fur to highly technical resins and polyurethane, matched with their insatiable curiosity and remarkable visual intelligence. The duo studied stone carving and construction under their father in their hometown of Austin, Texas. The brothers spend their time prototyping forms and experimenting with materials, surface textures and processes. The Haas Brothers currently live and work in Los Angeles.

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