Without a doubt the most exquisite and outstanding bronze sculpture I have ever viewed or had the privilege to offer is this Mark Hopkins "Broken Treaty" Solid Bronze Sculpture #215 of 450.
Note the detail on the faces and the flowing robes. Mark does great sculpting but I really think he outdid himself on "Broken Treaty".
First released in October, 1993 and sold out by May, 1995. This piece is a large 18 inches wide, 13 inches in height and 7 inches deep. It weighs 34 pounds.
This piece has sold at auction for as high as $4600.
Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mark Hopkins. Below is more information on Mark and further down is a link to his website.
Here are a few notable private collectors of Mark Hopkins Bronze Sculptures:
Barbara Mandrell, Country Music Entertainer
Bart Starr, Former Football Great
Bill Clinton, Former U.S. President
Bob Hope Estate, Actor/Entertainer
Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director
Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Dale Murphy, Former Baseball Great
Dana L Shires, Gatorade Inventor
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Country Music Entertainers
George and Barbara Bush, Former U.S. President and First Lady
Maya Angelou, Author
Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas
Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator
Randy Travis, Country Music Entertainer
Ron Howard, Actor/Director
Ted Turner, Entertainment Entrepreneur
Zell Miller, Former Governor of Georgia, PLUS A WHO'S WHO OF CORPORATIONS
In 1988, a promising young artist named Mark Hopkins started a foundry with a unique idea – he wanted to produce inexpensive bronze sculpture, and make it accessible to ordinary people. Today, his foundry is one of the most unusual in the world, enjoying spectacular success, and shipping thousands of Mark Hopkins’ works all over the globe.
With such limited resources, it is possible to understand the artist and gallery rationale behind very limited editions and high prices. However, the fact is that few artists can cast their own bronze and even fewer foundries are equipped to produce fine art bronze in sufficient quantities to satisfy the demand of a vigorous market. Mark Hopkins Sculpture has made it possible.
Mark Hopkins is a master technician of the ancient lost wax process. Through his knowledge and skill, and the contributions of many talented craftsmen, his facility has developed highly efficient proprietary casting techniques, while staying true to the ancient lost wax process. These innovative methods have allowed them to create hot cast bronze for a fraction of the cost most people expect. They have given Mark the freedom to work more creatively, so that beautiful, original bronze sculpture can be enjoyed by many, rather than a privileged few.
Mark Hopkins’ Sculptures are known the world over for their beautifully natural and flowing motion. While his work portrays a spontaneous moment in the life of its subject, it also portrays the deep inner “spirit” of the human or animal being portrayed. He often focuses exclusively of faces and hands, in order to express the very heart of the emotion or experience. And even in the very ordinary moments in the daily life of the subject, Mark manages to convey both nobility and majesty.
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