Add on as many monkeys as you want, and arrange them however you like.
This is a tribute to some of the most timeless comedians to ever grace the stage:
“Going Bananas 2” by Paul Lotz is a striking bronze sculpture that continues the playful narrative of its predecessor. This piece portrays a monkey in an acrobatic and gravity-defying position, with limbs stretched out as if caught mid-motion, holding onto bananas that appear almost suspended in air.
The texture of the monkey’s fur is rendered with extraordinary detail, capturing the essence of the animal’s wild and energetic nature. The monkey’s facial expression is one of focus and determination, a subtle hint at the concentration required for such a feat, even in a whimsical context.
This sculpture not only exhibits Lotz’s skill in working with bronze to create lifelike textures and dynamic forms but also his ability to inject humor and movement into his works. The bananas, an emblem of both sustenance and slapstick comedy, are given prominence in the piece, aligning with the playful title.
“Going Bananas 2” is a testament to Lotz’s artistic vision where classical sculpting techniques meet a modern sense of whimsy. The sculpture invites viewers to ponder the joyous absurdities of life, prompting smiles and admiration for its technical excellence. It’s a perfect piece for those who appreciate art that doesn’t take itself too seriously while displaying a high level of artistic skill.