Pichiavo – Perseus Hand finished Print (24ct gold leaf)


Medium: Archival art print on 308gsm Hahnemuhle Paper Handfinished with golden highlights and 24-carat gold leaf

Edition: 40

Size: 85 x 85cm

Description: Signed by the artist, blind stamped and numbered. COA included.

Year: 2015

Only 1 left in stock


This early “Perseus” print is a hand-finished masterpiece that beautifully showcases Pichiavo’s experimentation with metallic hues. The duo’s unique style is reflected in this piece, which features a contemporary interpretation of the Greek God Perseus, complete with 24 ct gold leaf applied by Pichi and Avo.

The inspiration for this piece was “Perseus with the Head of Medusa,” a bronze sculpture created by Benvenuto Cellini more than five centuries ago. It’s located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy. Cellini chose to work in bronze, infusing the sculpture with life-giving blood and establishing himself as a pioneer in the field of sculpture in Florence.

The intricate sculpture by Cellini captures Perseus’ heroic essence, showcasing his unwavering determination and courage. The sculpture portrays Perseus as a fearless figure, ready to face challenges. Perseus’ victorious stance and expression exude confidence and triumph, reflecting his remarkable bravery and resilience.

Pichiavo focuses on Perseus’ side profile for this masterful print. The artwork showcases a striking amalgamation of classical and graffiti elements, intricate details, and a rich palette of bronze, silver, and gold tones. The attention to detail in this print is extraordinary, with multiple metallic hues, hand-finished golden highlights, and 24 ct gold leaf applied by Pichi and Avo, which shimmers in the light and adds a touch of opulence to the piece.

Pichiavo’s striking combination of traditional artistic elements and modern urban imagery creates a truly unique and captivating artistic expression that has garnered them immense acclaim and appreciation from art enthusiasts worldwide. It is this singular style that has propelled Pichiavo to a position of prominence within the global art community, earning them widespread recognition and admiration.