The Gorilla

Gorille carton Olivier Bertrand sculpture
Gorille Olivier Bertrand face à face
Gorille sculpture plein pied
Gorille sculpture vue de dos
Gorille sculpture détails visage
Gorille sculpture vue de face
Dimensions210Lx115Wx170H
TechnicalCardboard construction
Year2018

The Cardboard Gorilla

The Gorilla was showcased for the first time ever in the Grand Palais in Paris in February 2019, during the ArtCapital Fair.

On this occasion, it was one of the public’s special favourites and was awarded this French artists’ fair’s Bronze Medal, an extremely rare honour for a first-time participation in the event. The Gorilla was the first work of art created by the artist, who devoted 6 months of his life to completing it, all the whilst experimenting his highly-unique technique for assembling pieces of cardboard.