Snowman by Gary Stewart Hume


Gary Stewart Hume



Painted bronze


Height 183

Largest diameter 90 cm

Weight 674 kg


Gary Hume is best known for his stylized depictions of everyday objects using high-gloss industrial paint. Hume's work often refers to pure forms with bright and simplified colors. The larger-than-life scale of the Snowman is iconic for the recurrent subject in the artist's oeuvre. By blurring the line between representation and abstraction, the artist plays with a familiar childhood shape and reduce it into generic form and color. The sculpture is made first in clay and then cast in bronze, a permanent and stable material which counterpoints the ephemeral nature of snow. 


Zurich, Swiss Re Next

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