Portrait of the Artist I is the very first piece that Bouke de Vries created. The sculpture is made from a broken European bisque porcelain figure and mixed media. Bouke bought the bisque figure of a Dutch boy at the 26th Street Flea Market in New York. The piece got damaged, but the artist kept its fragments. Years later, he decided to reassemble the figure, in such a way as to make the damage an integral part of its story.
Courtesy of the private collection of Miles Chapman
● Type: Sculpture
● Material: Bisque porcelain, mixed media
● Date: 2009