15.7 x 15.7 x 2.2 inches
Mixed Media, Sculpture, 24 carat gilded
Edition of 12 + 2 AP
Cleopatra’s Lips (Single) by Niclas Castello
‘Cleopatra’s Lips’ by Niclas Castello are influenced by his previous renowned series of sculptures ‘The Kiss‘, but with a whole new extravagant twist. These pieces consist of mixed media using 24 karat gold gilded lips sculpture over canvas and encased in a wooden black frame, making these his most lux and unique pieces yet. ‘Cleopatra’s Lips‘ come in a single framed sculpture, 3 sculptures vertically framed, 4 times and 9 times framed.
Cleopatra’s Lips Single by Niclas Castello
Niclas Castello grew up in the former eastern part of Germany. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, he was opened up to a world of color that he became fascinated by. He moved to Paris and found inspiration to paint in the famous Montmarte District. Inspired by the talent of his mother and the legendary Paris fashion shows, he found his way to art and created his first paintings. In 2002 he returned to Germany and studied art at a private university, however, he was dissatisfied with the way art was taught in school, so he dropped out. Castello driven my instinct to leave Germany in 2004 and travel across seas to New York City. It was here he found shelter by performance artist and pioneer, Arleen Schloss. Together with the mentoring support of Schloss and the inspiration of New York City, Niclas Castell found solace and a new style was born. Driven by that passionate inspiration, further renowned the production of sculptures and paintings he created.
The Kiss by Niclas Castello sculptures are recognized worldwide for their playful nature and extravagant look. Castello takes the mundane and turns it into fabulous art. He is also well know for his luxe fire extinguishers. Castello takes old fire extinguishers, empties them, and then makes them into collectors items by imprinting famous logos on them.