They were the authentic vespa riders in Rome (Miniature Collection)

Dimensions 23 x 9 x 21 cm (H*L*W) 1.3 kgs

Materials Bronze

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  • $1,150.00

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When Gillie and Marc visited Rome together they become obsessed with watching the vespa riders, known locally as the motorini. Rome has the highest number of registered scooters of any city in the world. In the Eternal City, scooters are used by people in all walks of life, from teenagers sporting the latest fashion garments to business people wearing suits. The artists joined in the fun too and loved zipping around Rome on their rented vespa. They have a soft spot for vespas because it’s an excuse to hold on tightly to one another and when they returned to Sydney they bought a vespa for themselves. The motorini was also inspiration behind Gillie and Marc’s life-sized sculpture 'It Takes Two'. Since the artwork’s installation in Sydney’s trendy inner-city suburb, Paddington, it has been photographed countless times with visitors even dressing up Dogman and Rabbitwoman. This collection 'They were the authentic vespa riders of Rome' is modelled on 'It Takes Two'. The artists have added a colourful patina to make this 9 in-tall sculpture really pop

Vespa riding in Italy