Art can communicate individual and societal views, adding to dialogue on important issues. The Bipartisan Collection was created during the 2012 election season to celebrate the many ways our political views make us different, while also showing that deep down, we're more alike than we may think.
The Bipartisan Collection is comprised of two series, the Bipartisan Presidential Series and the Bipartisan Senate Series. Each series features six bronze sculptures, three lovable donkeys and three soulful elephants, displayed in the positions called Uno, Slide and Giggles.
The Bipartisan Presidential Series pairs a bright nickel-plated bronze donkey and elephant sculpture. Each pair of sculptures arrives in a handmade wood and leather trunk that is personalized to the individual recipient. Each custom-designed trunk will house Uno the Donkey alongside Uno the Elephant in true bipartisan fashion. The same holds true for Slide the Donkey and Slide the Elephant as well as the two Giggles sculptures. In addition to storage trunks, the Bipartisan Presidential Series includes an artist-signed and personalized to the recipient edition of the Bipartisan Collection book. The edition size of 44 in the Bipartisan Presidential Series is restricted to the number of presidents in our country's history at time of casting.
The Bipartisan Senate Series sculptures come individually packaged in a wooden box customized to fit the sculpture inside. The bronze elephant sculptures feature a proprietary red party patina and the bronze donkey sculptures boast a proprietary blue party patina finish, both hand applied. The Bipartisan Collection book is included along with the artist-signed Certificate of Authenticity. The edition size of the Senate Series is 100, in reference to the number of members in the U.S. Senate.
At the end of the run on both series, the casting mold is broken to ensure that the sculptures will never be created again. The sculptures themselves however, will last thousands of years as a testament to the benefits of bipartisanship. Those who register their artworks with Pure Sculpture will receive a piece of the casting mold associated with their particular sculpture.
The Bipartisan Collection begins shipping on Inauguration Day 2013.Download the Bipartisan Collection Fact Sheet and Press Release.Download photographs of the Bipartisan Collection for press & media.Read the Bipartisan Collection book.Brad Oldham's interview on KLIF about the Bipartisan Collection.The Bipartisan Collection featured in Culture Map Dallas.Don't wait to purchase, these sculptures were produced in a small run and won't be available for long.Start shopping the Bipartisan Collection today!