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.
SEE STORY >>
|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.
READ MORE >>
|Mischief Cards and Gifts hosts Body Casting Demo|
by Artist Philip Hitchcock
Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 PM
Challenging. Alluring. Rock Hard. The life-size male erotic figures of Philip Hitchcock merge fantasy and reality to create powerful sculptural forms, evoking themes of heroism and human frailty. The hyper-realistic forms, which are created from multiple castings of live models, are layered and embellished with accoutrements. Hitchcock will demonstrate the bodycasting process using fitness expert and physique model Christopher Bates at Mischief Cards and Gifts in Palm Springs. The public demonstration is free and takes place Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7PM.
READ MORE >>
|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
SEE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MUSEUM EXHIBIT
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.
READ MORE >>