This Eugene Jardin (1947-) statue, 64 inches tall, had an unfortunate mishap. After some intricate repositioning and a special restorer’s adhesive, the neck was joined back to the body, with clamps providing some support. In-filling was necessary to replace what had been damaged or lost. In-painting was then carried out to match the assortment of colors back to the original.
Jardin was born in Germany in 1947, and studied at the Michalis School of Art, University of Capetown, South Africa. Since his move to the United States in the early 1980’s he has been considered a southwestern artist. Besides establishing a strong position in California and New Mexico art markets, he has received critical acclaim for exhibitions at numerous major galleries throughout the world. His work has been purchased by several museums and major corporations worldwide, and is included in the private collections of Johnny Carson, Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, David Hockney, Pia Zadora, Wolfgang Puck, and John Schlesinger.