Long before his contemporaries ever thought about textured metalwork, Alex Soldier was making history by inventing his own tools and applying elaborate finish unto his intricately detailed jewelry and miniatures. Thus completely revolutionizing the industry and transcending the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship. Soldier's "Dancing Man" is a perfect illustration of his boundless artistic merit. This infinitely detailed precious sculpture was created as a special gift for Tonino Guerra’s 80th birthday. A poet and screenwriter, Guerra has collaborated with some of the most prominent film directors of the world, like Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and Andrei Tarkovsky. The Dancing Man is based on the concept of a mannequin, used by art students in learning to draw a human body in motion. Alex Soldier created a 558-mm (22 inches) sculpture made in gold and silver sitting on an onyx pedestal and decorated with amethyst, blue topaz and iolite. Sixteen different parts allow the figure to move, and each part has a unique hand finish. The figurine holds a banner that states in Latin: “Through Thorns to Stars” and signifies that it takes a true artist like Tonino Guerra, to transform an art mannequin into a dancing man. Handmade in NYC.
The Dancing Man
in Objet D'Art