Halcyon Gallery statement says that “the sculpture weighs 2,714 kg without the plinth, and took the Russian artist Dashi Namdakov two years to complete. Namdakov’s triumphant sculpture depicts Genghis Khan wearing medieval Mongolian armour, with arms outstretched, lost in deep contemplation. The work showcases the artist’s incredible precision and attention to detail through the golden plaques on the livery, scenes of hunting beasts shown in relief and the special ‘antique’ patina of the plaited hair. The overall result is a powerful image of the ancient hero of the Mongols who has become part of our collective global civilization”.
Dashi is a world-famous Russian and Buryat artist, who exhibited at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also worked on the “Mongol” movie as Production Designer. The movie was directed by Sergei Bodrov. A Mongolian folk rock band Altan Urag had also successfully worked with both Dashi and Sergei Bodrov on the movie.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note this is an invitation only unveiling event. Open to public viewing after 3PM.
More on Dashi Namdakov’s work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHf5mGPxPIc&feature=related – Dashi Namdakov’s gift of “Little Buddha” (Mongolian: “Бурхан Багш багадаа” Russian: “Маленький Будда”) to the main Buryat Buddhist temple “Khambyn Khuree” in July 2010.