Monday, September 10, 2012
Sculpture: The Athlete by Borjesson
It was my birthday yesterday, not a big one, not one that ends with a nought or a five even, so a low key but thoroughly pleasant day which included a trip to Chichester for a collector's and antiques fair and it was R who spotted this beauty among the thousands of postcards on sale (click to enlarge). Although the card must date at the most from the first few decades of the twentieth century, the figure looks spookily modern, he might easily have been a piece of public art commissioned for the London2012 Olympics. I find only a little about the sculptor online and no other images of this amazing piece of work.
UPDATE: Thank you to Iolaos and to Olov for their very kind, insightful and knowledgeable comments on this post and I'd encourage you all to click on the comments below for more information. At the very least you should go here to view a much large and more detailed photograph of my lieutenant/athlete/swimmer... when you get there, click on the small image for the full experience.