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Old 03-26-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Just stumbles across this

http://www.ginocavicchioli.com/sculp...lightfoot.html
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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He's a very talented fellow. All of his work is quite amazing.
I'm still not sure I like the Lightfoot piece tho. Could be more of an emotional thing however.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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Wow, that's almost eerie! but in a cool sort of way!!
I'll have to browse his site when I have more time...
Thanks for posting Doug.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #4
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Who is that girl in image7?

That is pretty cool.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Extremely well done, but I agree...as a tribute I'd have done one from "back in the day"...but that's very presumptuous of me...this is a VERY nice piece of work!
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #6
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But it does bring to mind...can the public buy mini copies?
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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It's a fine piece of craftsmanship.........but the pointy shoulders makes it a little hard to look at. Nah....it doesn't pass my test.
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:11 PM   #8
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Gotta get me one of those for sure.

Always said he would go down in history as a great composer.

So the collection will now be:

Bach, Beethoven,

Liszt and Lightfoot.

Can't top that eh?

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #9
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #10
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you sure can't RJ!!
here's what the artist said when he posted the link at the NG:

I finished Mr. Lightfoot’s portrait bust last week.
He sat for me last fall in my Hamilton Ontario studio.
It has been a great pleasure for me to serve and honour this man's
life and work with my art.
You are all most welcome to see the portrait sculpture photos on my
web site below,
http://www.ginocavicchioli.com/sculp...lightfoot.html
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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I finished Mr. Lightfoot’s portrait bust last week.
wow, i was going to ask if he had permission to sell these commercially and what photo he had used (must be hard to do from a photo, anyhow obviously it was endorsed!

yea, great post, rj...i'm glad has lived longer than most composers

now we just need to contact Madame Toussauds (sp?)
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #12
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I like it.Very Nice piece of work!Thanks for posting this.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:12 PM   #13
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Who is that girl in image7?

That is pretty cool.
maybe a clue from a song ?

"I met one up in Shanghai
And another in Rangoon"

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Old 03-30-2009, 08:55 PM   #14
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I replied to Gino at hi spost at the NG and rec'd this reply:

Beautiful!
All of your work is amazing Gino. What was it like to have him sit for
you like that?

Thanks for asking
I dream come true Char, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. I get
lots of important folks in my studio, but Mr. Lightfoot I have
personally 'loved since a young age. To top it off Char, he asked me
what other musicians I love, I mentioned Leonard Cohen name, he agreed
and started singing some of Cohens songs to me...I nearly had a
stroke :-)

Take great care my new friend,

G
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #15
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this thread just keeps getting better...i wish i had been there ( a free offer for sure) to do a time lapse video recording of the session...with an audio recording running as well of course

i never saw there were more sculptures to click on til now and am having a good go at trying to name all the CFL hall of famers based on face and filename...it's tough...Flutie, Dunnigan, Pinball..then it gets tougher, Lui Passaglia(?) etc etc...

so char, again, who is the gal kissing Gord? Gino's girlfriend?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:33 PM   #16
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i'll ask Gino!
probably his wife..
lol
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:39 AM   #17
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more from Gino:
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Was this work commissioned by Gordon for his own personal
collection ?
Perhaps you would rather not, or cannot answer, so I'd understand
about the possible privacy issue.
It must have been amazing to hear Cohen lyrics being sung by
Lightfoot. Cohen is another of my favourite artists. Lightfoot once
sang some Everley Brothers lyrics for me several years ago..that was
quite something!
You were born in Australia (one of two places I'd love to visit - the
other being Italy to visit my paternal grandparents birthplace) but
moved to Rome as a youngster? When did you first discover Lightfoot
music and when did you move to Canada/Hamilton?
It's quite the life story you have so far..
Char
Gino - who is the model in one of the pics of the Lightfoot bust?
Char
Good morning Char.
90% of my sculpture work is by commission.
About 10% of my studio work is self chosen :-)
This 10% is where I invite folks that I personally admire and fancy to
sit for me.
I invited Mr. Lightfoot to sit for me last summer. His busy schedule
kept him from doing so, until late fall.
To hear Gordon sing in my studio was an out of this world experience.
But for one of my favorite (Lightfoot) to sing one of my favorite
(Leonard Cohen)
Was nothing short then a religious experience.
I came to Canada in 1968. It was during this first year that I
discovered wonderful Lightfoot.
This fall I will invite Mr. Cohen to sit for me in 2010
Take care Char,
Gino
The model is my beautiful wife
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:03 PM   #18
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Wow, that is cool. The bust is amazing. I love it!

The second thing that is amazing, is the conversation between Char and Gino. How wonderful!

Thanks for making my day!
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:36 AM   #19
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Gino seems so open and nice. How cool is that that Gord was one of the 10% that he invited to sit for him?
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #20
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Another interesting thing on Gino's website is a link on his home page to a video on
http://tsn.ca
"Canada's Sport Leader" at:-
http://watch.tsn.ca/clip16861#clip16861
the site is run by
CTVglobemedia Inc which is Canada's premier multimedia company with ownership of CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and The Globe and Mail, Canada’s #1 national newspaper. CTV Inc. owns and operates 27 conventional stations across the country, with interests in 32 specialty channels, including Canada’s #1 specialty channel, TSN. CTVglobemedia also owns the CHUM Radio Division, which operates 34 radio stations throughout Canada, including CHUM FM, Canada’s # 1 FM station. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and the Air Canada Centre; and an interest in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities.

In the video Gino describes how he forms a bust and you also must install a Microsoft video feature I was previously unaware of
silverlight
After Gino's video you naturally get a chance to watch some Canadian sports Ice Hockey and Curling
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:49 AM   #21
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After Gino's video you naturally get a chance to watch some Canadian sports Ice Hockey and Curling
what, no ice fishing?

I couldnt get the things to play even with Silverlight (i'm sure that download came with a worm of some sort)...but the 30 second commercial beforehand played perfectly, of course

I never realized how HUGE some of those busts are (and they're all natural too)....the one of Linc Alexander must be 400% scale...there's a pic of the lovely wife kissing Linc's also..it must be a tradition

nice pic of Gino...
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:38 AM   #22
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Just came across this: http://ginocavicchioli.com/sculpture...lightfoot.html
(apologies if this is already posted)
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Hi bjb,

Good to hear from you again. Thanks for posting. Regards to your Dad.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:16 AM   #24
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Here's more about the sculpture:
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...sculpture+gino
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #25
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http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/552613

article in Hamilton paper.
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