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Nick Cave Bust
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Just another photo of the Nick bust (I'll stop, or dig up something else to share soon. ;)). I liked the stark white of the bare resin casting. It's fun to see a piece change with different finishes and approaches to painting.

"Skeleton Tree" is so beautiful and haunting. It's already in my blood and skin now. Remarkable stuff from Nick and the Bad Seeds.
Trev
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
28 mm
Date Taken
Aug 31, 2016, 4:07:03 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
Sensor Size
1mm
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pixelsicle's avatar
Do you have these for sale some where? I have googling like crazy but can't find them anywhere. I like the plain white one especially. Thanks!
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TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for asking! No, I don't have them available. Unfortunately, I don't have the original molds or original sculpture as I hired someone to do it for me, and it took years to get this far. I've considered taking a new mold from one of these castings, but typically when I invest a lot into trying to release a personal project, I lose money because either the interest isn't there or people are unable or unwilling to pay what I have to charge to break even. :)

I would have loved to have released something official with Cave's management, as I saw at the time there were little toy figures being made and he's always sort of joked about wanting a massive statue of himself in his home town..... It was something I pursued a bit at the time, but then his son passed, and I felt it was in bad taste to try to pursue producing anything at that time.
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typically when I invest a lot into trying to release a personal project, I lose money because either the interest isn't there or people are unable or unwilling to pay what I have to charge to break even.>

I totally get that, it's unfortunate for a lot of artists, I would hope you would charge more than just break even prices though!

Yes, you did the right thing in waiting on consulting Cave's mgmt. When the time is right, it would be really cool to see what they have to say. I'm sure he would love it, you captured so much of his personality, I don't think it could be done any better, honestly.

If anything changes, please let me know, I have been admiring that bust for the past year now and finally got the nerve to bug you about it. :)

Wishing you all the best, Cheers, Kara
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TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words and interest in the piece, and it always bummed me out not to be able to release it somehow. I love Nick's work.... It would also be great to see a full statue of him, his stage presence is so unique and wonderful.

After seeing the great comic biography that was released, I do think there is some room for something like this to be released as a limited edition piece. I never heard back when I contacted his management, but it was probably the wrong person to contact.

Thank you again, sorry the news isn't better.
Trevor
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miguelzuppo's avatar
beautiful casting !
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Lynchenberg|Student General Artist
Nick Cave looks like his own Mad magazin caricature, and you've captured that well!
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TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Well said! I wish everything I made looked like a Mad magazine caricature....like Mort Drucker's work!
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Lynchenberg|Student General Artist
Love Mort Drucker! Jack Davis will always be my favorite though. :)
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TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, phenomenal artists!!
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