The recently completed KOUROS 2013 has shipped to Alberta, Canada for installation in a private collection. Hitchcock's newest sculpture is a reference to those representations of male youths which first appear in the Archaic period in Greece. Traditional Kouroi are layered with meaning, always beardless, take a formulaic advancing posture, and are most often nude. Hitchcock's version take a decidedly erotic turn with the addition of the erect phallus, and the advancing posture replaced by chain suspensions which arrest all motion. The hands are literally bolted to the sides.
The sculpture is derived from casts taken from two men is comprised of steel and fiberglass reinforced gypsum. It hangs on two fifteen foot chains, though shown here suspended from a scaffolding.
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|The Ascent of Icarus|
For a limited time only, The Ascent of Icarus, the newest work by artist Philip Hitchcock, at the artist's studio located at 2304 Cherokee Street in St. Louis, MO. Icarus will be on view starting Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 7PM. After that, the sculpture may be viewed by appointment from noon to 4PM, Thursday through Sunday. It will eventually ship to Seattle, Washington, where it will be the namesake centerpiece for Seattle's newest nightspot. Several other pieces of Hitchcock's work will also be on view. Copies of Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock., will also be on hand. See how this statue was made.
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phd gallery in St. Louis opened its doors on Cherokee Street April 21, 2007, becoming the latest addition to the white-hot arts district forming on the city's south side. Boasting three adjoining storefronts in a GREEN building (in both design and color), phd features 12 foot ceilings, clean white walls, north facing windows, and a combined exhibition space of nearly 2000 square feet.
Reflecting the passion and artistic vision of artist Philip Hitchcock, phd is a fresh, new, alternative art space that advances challenging works by ground-breaking artists.
ALIVE Magazine boasts, "The newly opened gallery in the up-and-coming Cherokee art district continues its track record of presenting stellar work from local, regional, and international artists..."
Following up on its successes, phd plans solo and group exhibitions for its 2012-2013 calendar.
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|Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) to host|
Resilience: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock
Exhibit to feature Christ Embracing the Cross,
a new statue by artist Philip Hitchcock
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January 4, 2008 - Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) will host Resilience: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock. The exhibition opens January 4, 2008 and continues through February 15, 2008 with a public reception for the artist Friday, January 11, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
On view will be fifteen pieces of Hitchcock's work including the centerpiece of the exhibit, Christ Embracing the Cross, a lifesize statue of Christ commissioned by University President Lawrence H. Biondi, S.J. on behalf of Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
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