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'Birth of Venus Williams' Cast Bronze Sculpture by David Bender



2018 epoxy on cast bronze by New York City artist, David Bender, entitled 'Birth of Venus Williams.' A conceptual work which manages to be immensely insightful and thought-provoking while maintaining Bender's style of sculptural refinement and elegance. Small in scale, measuring height 11" x diameter 7" The work conveys a social paradigm shift (specifically, an acknowledgement and celebration of women and the reconsideration of the definition of beauty). The central figure emerging from the 'egg' represents a rebirth yielding today's modern woman: one who is more empowered, enlightened, and free from the former confines of traditional beauty. Artist's Statement: When Botticelli painted the Birth of Venus for the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance it was to suggest to the world that there was a new standard of beauty. Six hundred years later, the standard of beauty represented in that art hasn’t changed all that much - just google ‘beautiful woman’ and see what you get. The Birth of Venus Williams challenges what beauty means today. I would like to think that beauty is defined by diversity - it has no ethnic boundaries. It is inclusive - gender does not make for beauty. It is compassionate and loving - real beauty comes from the heart. The narrative continues to shift. - David Bender Artist Info: Awards: Best in Show Award from the Woodstock School of Art Regional Exhibition the Art Times Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association Invitational Brinton Museum (permanent collection) Education: Seattle University Burnley School of Art New York Academy of Art Arts Students League of New York Studio of Michael Aviano Select Exhibitions: Bushwick Open Studios Site:Brooklyn - Curated Mixed Media Dab Art - 'Drink Me', Curated Invitational Children's Museum Of The Arts Auction.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Diameter: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Condition
    In new condition; has only been installed in artist's studio for display (no previous owners).
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1444215001112

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