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Brad Pitt is making his sculpture debut at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland. The works of the A-List actor are included in the “We” show, which runs until January 15, 2023, along with those of the musician Nick Cave and the artist Thomas Houseago.
Among the nine pieces by Pitt on display are “House A Go Go,” his debut sculpture from 2017, an 18-inch miniature house made of tree bark and shod with tape, and a house-shaped structure made of clear silicon and fired with bullets.
The two largest pieces are the plaster wall-hanging sculpture “Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late This Time,” from 2020, which shows an eight-figure gunfight, and a coffin-sized bronze box with hands, feet, and faces trying to break through the structure at various angles.
Following his contentious 2017 divorce from actress Angelina Jolie, the “Bullet Train” star reportedly started creating ceramic artwork.
About Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is a producer and actor from the United States. In addition to two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, he has won several honors. Pitt co-founded Plan B Entertainment in 2001. This firm has produced a number of movies, including Moonlight (2016), The Departed (2016), and 12 Years a Slave (2013), all of which have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Pitt is referred to as a sex icon by numerous outlets, including Empire, which listed him among the 25 sexiest actors in cinematic history in 1995. He was named the sexiest man alive in that same year, a distinction he also earned in 2000. Pitt was included as number 20, number 5, and number 10 on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list of the 100 most influential celebrities from 2006 to 2008.
He was included in the 2007 edition of the Time 100 list, which is an annual collection of the 100 most influential people in the world as chosen by Time magazine. He was once more listed in the “Builders and Titans” section of the 2009 Time 100.
Nick Cave also made his debut
Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave (not to be confused with the the American visual and performance artist of the same name) also made his entry. According to a press release, Nick Cave presents “glazed ceramic figurines depicting the life of Satan in 17 stations, from innocence through experience into a confrontation with our mortality.”
It is Cave’s first significant piece of visual work, “The Devil: A Life.” Between 2020 and 2022, Cave in England individually hand-crafted, painted, and glazed 17 works totaling between 6 and 19.5 inches tall. The series makes aesthetic reference to the artist’s Victorian Staffordshire Flatback figurines collection.
Both young sculptors created these pieces in collaboration with the vastly more skilled Houseago. After over three decades of practice, the British artist displayed work at the Whitney Biennial in 2010.
Houseago, who is more known as a sculptor, exhibits some paintings in Tampere. He has recently started experimenting with this new medium. The artworks are from his expansive “Visions” series, which was created outdoors and was influenced by European symbolists like Edvard Munch of Norway. In addition, he exhibits brand-new plaster and redwood sculptures that he created in reaction to pieces in the Sara Hildén Foundation’s collection, like Alberto Giacometti’s “Woman on a Chariot” from 1943 to 1962.
Houseago stated in the news release that he had decided to put on a show with Cave and Pitt in collaboration: “I do not exist. I’m a WE!”