Pascale Benéteau – Porkipic

Original, Sculpture | 20 × 35 × 33 cm | Freestanding


Out of stock

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Porcupines are the victim of increasingly active poaching. They are hunted for bezoars, which are lumps of undigested food found in their bowels and used in some traditional Asian medicines. Pascale has created her endearingly rotund bronze sculpture ‘Porkipic’ in the hope that he does not join the list of endangered species. Edition of 8. Only one available for sale.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Pascale Benéteau has always wanted to discover the world. As a young woman she decided to go to Africa, where she settled for few years. Later, her path led her to India and then on to Japan. It was in Japan that she discovered clay modelling which quickly became a passion. Self-taught, Pascale does not follow any particular trend, her years abroad influencing her mark and defining her style, which is very recognisable today. In 2022 she was awarded the Prize François Pompon for all of her work. Currently Pascale is living and working in Normandy.

DIMENSIONS: 20 x 35 x 33 cm x 17 kg

MEDIUM:  Bronze

DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection and delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023. 

CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.