Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wim Delvoye


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Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck Scale Model, 2004, Cor-ten steel, 43-5/16 x 80-11/16 x 31-1/2 inches




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Wim Delvoye, Caterpillar Scale Model, 2002, mixed media, 50-3/4 x 86-1/4 x 29 inches





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Wim Delvoye, Dump Truck Scale Model, 2004, laser-cut stainless steel, 28-3/4 x 81-1/2 x 27-1/4 inches



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Wim Delvoye, Caterpillar # 5, 2002, 350 x 900 x 300 cm, laser-cut corten steel



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Wim Delvoye, Caterpillar # 4, 2002, 305 x 600 x 187 cm, laser-cut corten steel


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Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck I, 1990-1999, 681 x 325 x 225 cm, carved teak wood




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Wim Delvoye, Dump Truck, 2006, 310 x 860 x 270 cm, laser-cut corten steel




All images found via Sperone Westwater and via Wim Delvoye.

33 comments:

Clorivak said...

These are just magnificent!! in that I want to go take a joyride in that beautiful cement truck.
I wish the auto industry was more creative...instead of pumping out mass-produced shite that everyone has,we could be going in around in stunning art pieces..haha, i suppose these wouldn't be very practical...but super cool nontheless. That's why I looove my classic cars..they were made with imagination way back when.
Have a Good One!!

Lee said...

Those are fantastic. Wouldn't you love to have one of those parked in your front yard!!

miriam said...

magnificent!

Improbable Joe said...

You know... my birthday is coming up soon...

Yelena R. said...

Oh my these are amazing!

But, why is that first thing that comes to my mind "Somebody has a lot of time on their hands"

Brooke said...

I never knew heavy machinery could be so beautiful. I really love these. Amazing!

bananas. said...

he not only had a cool ass name, wim delvoye, but his creations are BAD ASS.

it's amazing really.

Shelley said...

Good Lord those are beautiful! who new a dump truck could look so good?

Alina said...

Wow. I love them, if only are vechicle really had that level of detail and fancy work.

The last dumptruck is my favorite, it looks like you could really drive it!

Kellie said...

How intricate! I like the wood one best.

Diane said...

like, WOW!!!

Iva said...

WHAT?!! these are AWESOME!! WOW! the detailing is amazing. Really beautiful. Amazing post! thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Happy Thursday!

the eternal list said...

terrific stuff here, metallic (a)

love your new header, reminds me of my sick cat!

Pinky said...

I kinda really want that cement truck! It's purrrrdy!

Milly said...

WOW!!!

Annie said...

these are amazing!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Stunning! I love the details of the laser-cut. I'm sure it's even more amazing to see these in person. It's interesting how they all have this gothic feel to them!

♥Aubrey said...

OOOOoooo so pretty! Think he can make me a piggy bank :)-
Could you imagine hearing this stroll down the street...LOUDNESS beyond. Crunchety-Crunch...gonna go eat me some Captain's!!!

Cheryl said...

He makes the objects he represents seem everything they are not. I'd never look at a real cement truck with such wonder and admiration. They're dirty, loud, air clogging, totally unlovely. His work is just gorgeous, really interesting.

Phoenix said...

These are freakin' rad!

Simply Mel said...

Never doubt the artistic talent within all of us...

love your new header!

Vivienne said...

Those are fantastic! Isn't it amazing what the imagination can lead some people to do?

Sam said...

Incredible! I gotta show my boyfriend - he'll be all over this!! Thank you!!

Katie said...

WOW!

down and out chic said...

holy shit, could you imagine that amount of work something like this takes?! let me say it again- holy shit!

Elizabeth Marie said...

WOW...the crane ones remind me of my grandpa. These are ahhhmazing.

Awesome Sara said...

shit!!!! these are stunning!!! OMG I have missed this blog!! i have missed u!!!

Diana said...

The second one down looks like a sewing machine! This is so cool!

btw, your comment made me BEAM!!:D

one little simitopian said...

Oh WOWWWW!! Gosh these are exquisite! I want one! who would think of creating that?! Number 2 is my favourite. I've never heard of this artist before, so thanks for introducing me to such an imaginative amazing talent!

alissa said...

i love that the pieces are so delicate and lace like - used to make something so heavy and masculine

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous!!!

creative kerfuffle said...

these are amazing. when i read the artists name though i want to say willem defoe : )

thereddeer said...

Wow these are just amazing! They would take forever to construct.