Watchmen opens tonight at 11:55. I won't be there, but I'm tempted to go and see what Zach Snyder has done with Alan Moore's graphic novel (even if Moore has cursed the film). When I finally see it, I'll be watching for a couple of sculptures from Kansas City artists.
Warner Bros. leased four sculptures from Paul Dorrell's Leopold Gallery on the heels of the successful installation at H&R Block's world headquarters.
"They were Googling contemporary sculpture, and they came up with Brent Collins," Dorrell says. "They were just blown away. They thought it had a modernistic quality to it that would fit the
film -- especially when you cast the works in bronze.
"The amazing thing about Brent is he sculpts the wooden patterns by
hand, and the wooden patterns are extremely complex. How he does that
is just beyond me."
"Some are in his dining room," Dorrell says. "Some are in his bedroom. Some are in his living room."
After the jump, a look at Dr. Manhattan's sculpture collection.
Flower" by Brent Collins. "All of Brent Collins' sculptures are created
by hand in hardwoods, then cast in bronze," the Leopold's Web site says.
by Arlie Regier. The piece "is composed of roughly 1,000 pieces of
stainless steel," the Leopold's site says. "The Hemisphere is the most
well-known of all Regier designs."
Sphere" by Dave and Arlie Regier. "All Regier sculptures are composed
of multiple pieces of recycled stainless steel," the Leopold's site
says. "In the case of this work, roughly 5,000 pieces of stainless were
welded together in creating the work."