Stephen Maxon Bronze Rhino Pig | 1991 Signed Folk Art
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Here we have an unusual bronze sculpture by renown sculptor Stephen Maxon of a pig with a rhino horn. This folk art sculpture is so unusual because of the combo. It's a straight up pig, but the horn rules all, including the title: "Rhino" (near the left cheek). We have double trouble with this one. It's a Maxon one-of-a-kind original. She's a bruising powerhouse that will look great siting on your desk or shelf.
The rare Maxon bronze rhino pig comes out of a Twin Cities collector's estate. I was told she had too much money and too much time. She spent both on traveling to faraway lands picking up rare and unusual bronze sculptures. The bronze is signed "Maxon" and dated '91.Here's a biography for Stephen Maxon courtesy of his website.
Born into a family of itinerant acrobats, young Stephen went lost in the western wilderness, having dropped out of the back of a medicine-show wagon. Living on snake venom and cactus thorns, the toddler was adopted and raised by wolves. Later, after being rescued by cowboys, he rode from town to town on bucking broncos searching for his parents and eking out a meager living wrestling grizzly bears.
Knighted at fourteen, he became a mercenary in Central Africa struggling to protect endangered plants and wildlife and continuing his search for his long-lost family. Laboring to discover new strains of communicable diseases, he worked tirelessly to stomp out athelete's foot and halitosis.
He began sculpting at six months, twisting the bars of his play pen into a striking likeness of the family dog. Later he studied with Donatello, Giacommetti and Rodin, teaching the later all he knew. After years of study and toil, Maxon renounced his MFA to become an outsider artist. Finding casting much less difficult than bending steel bars with his teeth, he developed new ways of melting metal via thought control.
After making and losing several fortunes, he currently lives in a trailer in rural Iowa receiving messages from outer space in his dental fillings. He enjoys telling lies and chewing gum.
The Maxon sculpture measures 5" long, 2 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide. There is beautiful bronze patina throughout the piece. A solid bronze straight from the underground. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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Show'em your horns, and hook'em. It's a unicorn of a bronze. Bad to the ever-loving bone.