ACRYLIC POWER FIST SCULPTURE
Weight 3 lb 7 oz
Height 9.25 inches
Width 5 inches
- Acrylic Cast Sculpture
STYLE NOTE: The clenched fist gesture has a long history as a symbol of defiance and is often associated with both left-wing politics as well as oppressed groups.
In the 1960s, the black power movement used it as a gesture to represent the struggle for civil rights. The Black Panther Party used it as a symbol of resistance.
This vintage protest fist of solidarity is unusual in that it features a butterfly inclusion. The butterfly is a symbolism of change and transformation, possibly a metamorphosis in your life or personality, moving through a different life cycle or simply resurrection, rebirth.
This piece is from the estate of Academy Award winning director, Franklin Schaffner, winner of Best Director for the movie 'Patton' in 1971. Among his other credits are Papillion, Planet of the Apes, Boys from Brazil and Nicholas and Alexandra.
CONDITION: Very good to excellent. We have not attempted to clean or polish this piece but there appear to be no visible scratches, chips or any issues save at the base, which is scratched and possibly chipped though it looks like part of the design.