Artist's description:

In 1928 American composer Nacio Herb Brown published a piece of music called 'Rag Doll'. The original sheet music for this number along with a vintage puppet head from the 1920's form the basis for this whimsical, animated assemblage.

Mounted using 4 1950's 'egg cup' springs onto a polished Victorian jewellery box lid, even the slightest touch of the gentleman's head will set him bouncing from side to side for quite some time!

The piece has a little secret too. The gentleman's head is mounted on a highly polished circular mirror which is in fact a computer hard drive disc containing hundreds of tracks of music between 1910 and 1945.

To see the assemblage in action and here the original music, go to 'Me at Work' where there is a video. You can also find this on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/249241178

The piece measures 295mm high, has a maximum width of 220mm and is 142mm deep.

Another authentic artwork from the ‘Re-Imagined World of Colin Cadle’

Please note: This is strictly an assemblage piece, of course, rather than pure sculpture but as yet there is no category for this type of artwork on Artfinder.

This artwork is ready to ship within 24 hours (not the time as given by the system) and will be sent by Parcelforce overnight within the UK. Please inquire about shipping price to all other destinations.

Materials used:

1920s composition puppet head, Victorian jewellery box lid, 1928 original sheet music, hard drive disc.

'The Gentleman of Note' (2017)

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