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Several years ago I made a life size replica of King Tut's sarcophagus for a client.  I only had a picture of two sides and the dimensions to work from.  The client told me to come up with something from my imagination for the other two sides.  Well, that started me thinking about abstract symbols to represent kings and queens and family relationships.  The result is this symbol of a dynasty from outer space, influenced by one of my imaginary trips with my childhood hero, Flash Gordon.  To me it has a little Egyptian feel. 

The maquette is made from cast Bronze. It will come with a thick stone base with a polished top and rough cut sides.

If you would like to see a small movie on this piece go to U Tube and search "Richard Arfsten Royalty Sculpture"

The price shown is for the maquette only. The rights to enlarge the piece are available, but are NOT included in the sale price of the maquette.  In order to enlarge the piece, the buyer enters into a contract with me and a fabricator of their choosing, and assumes financial responsibility for all enlargement and installation costs. I would be paid an additional design fee, based on a percentage of the total cost of the enlargement (similar to the practice used by architects). Please contact me for further information regarding enlargement.

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There are many more pieces of sculpture that I have not had time to put here on Saatchi yet. If you google “Richard Arfsten sculptor” and hit “Images” on the opening page you will see a collection that I plan to put on Sattchi as time permits. There is also many movies of many of these pieces on “You Tube Richard Arfsten sculpture” with the sculpture in a multitude of settings and verbal discussions.
Several years ago I made a life size replica of King Tut's sarcophagus for a client.  I only had a picture of two sides and the dimensions to work from.  The client told me to come up with something from my imagination for the other two sides.  Well, that started me thinking about abstract symbols to represent kings and queens and family relationships.  The result is this symbol of a dynasty from outer space, influenced by one of my imaginary trips with my childhood hero, Flash Gordon.  To me it has a little Egyptian feel. 

The maquette is made from cast Bronze. It will come with a thick stone base with a polished top and rough cut sides.

If you would like to see a small movie on this piece go to U Tube and search "Richard Arfsten Royalty Sculpture"

The price shown is for the maquette only. The rights to enlarge the piece are available, but are NOT included in the sale price of the maquette.  In order to enlarge the piece, the buyer enters into a contract with me and a fabricator of their choosing, and assumes financial responsibility for all enlargement and installation costs. I would be paid an additional design fee, based on a percentage of the total cost of the enlargement (similar to the practice used by architects). Please contact me for further information regarding enlargement.

More Sculpture

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.

There are many more pieces of sculpture that I have not had time to put here on Saatchi yet. If you google “Richard Arfsten sculptor” and hit “Images” on the opening page you will see a collection that I plan to put on Sattchi as time permits. There is also many movies of many of these pieces on “You Tube Richard Arfsten sculpture” with the sculpture in a multitude of settings and verbal discussions.
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Royalty Sculpture

Richard Arfsten

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Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 5 W x 8 H x 6 D in

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Several years ago I made a life size replica of King Tut's sarcophagus for a client. I only had a picture of two sides and the dimensions to work from. The client told me to come up with something from my imagination for the other two sides. Well, that started me thinking about abstract symbols to represent kings and queens and family relationships. The result is this symbol of a dynasty from outer space, influenced by one of my imaginary trips with my childhood hero, Flash Gordon. To me it has a little Egyptian feel. The maquette is made from cast Bronze. It will come with a thick stone base with a polished top and rough cut sides. If you would like to see a small movie on this piece go to U Tube and search "Richard Arfsten Royalty Sculpture" The price shown is for the maquette only. The rights to enlarge the piece are available, but are NOT included in the sale price of the maquette. In order to enlarge the piece, the buyer enters into a contract with me and a fabricator of their choosing, and assumes financial responsibility for all enlargement and installation costs. I would be paid an additional design fee, based on a percentage of the total cost of the enlargement (similar to the practice used by architects). Please contact me for further information regarding enlargement. More Sculpture If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them. There are many more pieces of sculpture that I have not had time to put here on Saatchi yet. If you google “Richard Arfsten sculptor” and hit “Images” on the opening page you will see a collection that I plan to put on Sattchi as time permits. There is also many movies of many of these pieces on “You Tube Richard Arfsten sculpture” with the sculpture in a multitude of settings and verbal discussions.

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Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:5 W x 8 H x 6 D in

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I have an ambitious approach to life ... and to art ... make something happen every day ... but most of all have fun doing it! A sculptor first, and now working in 2D, I do my best to do just that. Presented here are examples of some of my work. •• My sculpture runs the gamut from abstract, to figurative, to architectural. The materials and methods used are diverse ... from figures modeled in clay or wax, then cast in pewter or bronze ... to aluminum maquettes (produced by evaporative pattern casting) which serve as the 3D blueprints for the pieces that are enlarged and fabricated from sheet metal of all kinds. •• My 2D pieces range from abstract to figurative. You’ll find Originals done in oils or acrylic, one-of-a-kind monotypes, collages, mixed media paintings, and more ... I love working in all mediums. Some of my 2D work may be available as reproductions on this site. ••• MY FASCINATION WITH SCIENCE FICTION & MAKE BELIEVE - When I was in second grade, television was new and the hottest thing. The "Adventures of Flash Gordon" was my favorite program. There was only one kid in the neighborhood who had a TV. We, all the kids, gathered at his house for every episode. I was a huge fan of the characters. Flash was cool and my hero. Dale Arden was OK but Princess Aura was way cooler because she was naughty. Ming The Mercilous was very interesting. But Dr. Zarkov and his super duper telescope - that could see into time forwards and backwards, far and near - was the star of the show for me. The spaceship was really hoakey. You could see the wire that it was traveling on and the little puffs of smoke coming out of it were a joke, even for me. But the concept of the show was magical. Also at that time there were radio shows about space travel and aliens and monsters. I would listen to those shows with my grandfather as I sat on the floor next to the big wooden box radio so I could get the full impact of the sounds. •• These shows inspired me to draw spaceships, mostly "new and improved" versions of Flash's ship. I taped them all over my bedroom walls. At night I would travel with Flash. We would go to distant parts of the Universe and explore ancient ruins - like what I saw in National Geographic when I was not looking at the bare-breasted girls of exotic cultures. (I think artists and sculptors, are to a large part, voyeurs.) Those memories pop up in my art over and over. •• Faces also intrigue and inspire me.

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