The sculptures and installations of Michael Sailstorfer force us to question the very nature of sculpture, and to see that our environment is far more fragile than we first may think. Born in 1979 in a small Bavarian farming village, Michael Sailstorfer is the son of a stone sculptor. Having started out with drawing he was soon convinced by his teachers at a Munich art school to convert fully to sculpture, because his works centered… Read more
About the artwork
The Walther P 99 is not only used by German police but by that great fictional spy, James Bond. Made from fragile ceramic, the gun seems to be emerging from out of the shadows, as though we were being targeted by some unknown source.