Gratuitous Bailee by Michael Hermesh
(With A Nod to Gerhard Richter)
***UPDATE: This work was SOLD by the White Rock Gallery***
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This is another one of the sculptures that premiered at the Penticton Art Gallery for the group show called Terroir: Physically Speaking. It is a plaster sculpture that is about 67.5 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep on it’s plinth. There are two of these and it is titled “Gratuitous Bailee” The heads are taken from the mold for the bronze cast of Frank the Baggage Handler. The space between the sculptures is as important as the sculptures themselves.
We’ve had a little fun with these photos.
Definition: A bailment in which the bailee accepts personal property without expecting compensation. For example, a gratuitous bailment is created when a bailee borrows a bailor’s property. In gratuitous bailments, the bailee is liable to the bailor for the loss of or damage to the property only if it was caused by the bailee’s gross negligence.