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
Sculptural artist Michael Sailstorfer reinterprets here the Walther P99—a semi-automatic pistol used by both the German police and legendary fictional spy James Bond. Using ceramic he depicts a section of the gun emerging from the shadows, disturbingly reminding us of the power of the weapon.