Edith Piaf bust

Item number: PiafBueste_35

Bust of Edith Piaf

148,75 €

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

Shipping time: 2 - 4 workdays

pieces


Material: bio-polymer (partly hollow)
Total height: 35 cm / 14 inches
Net Weight: 0,85 kg

Please note that we will only start production once we have received your order. Since our busts are custom-made, which we make carefully and with a lot of love, it can take 5-8 working days until your bust is ready for shipping.

Edith Piaf
* December 19, 1915 in Paris, + October 10, 1963 in Plascassier
Édith Piaf (whose real name was Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a singing miracle. Her height of only 1.47 earned her the nickname la môme piaf, "the little sparrow". But she didn't sing like a sparrow. The expression and volume of her voice made her one of the most famous chanson singers of all time. Songs like La vie en rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien became unmistakable and unforgettable through the sound character of her voice.
Piafs singing was always an expression of her life's path, which was marked by many tragedies and obstacles. But even though she died at the age of 48, it seemed that her famous Song Non, je ne regrette rien (No, I regret nothing!)was her life motto.
2023 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the queen of chanson. We take this as an opportunity to include you in our gallery of famous people.

There are numerous photos of Piaf, from her first years as a singer until shortly before her death. Most of the photos are professional shots, for which Piaf was specially dressed and made up. Only a few photos show her in everyday life. We decided to use one of the most iconic images of the singer as a model for our bust. The stage was her life and therefore it only made sense for us to present her the way she wanted to appear to the outside world. With our bust we didn't want to separate the person Édith from the icon Piaf.
Both the strong make-up and her almost frizzy, curly hair were a big challenge when modeling. Depicting make-up in a colorless bust is only limited possible. By slightly exaggerating the mouth and eyes we were able to get the impression of the make-up into the formal language of the bust. For the hair, we decided to make the curls less frizzy. It is not possible to display every single hair when making a bust. Instead, you stylize the hair with fine and roughly modeled strands. We implemented this here, too.
We directed the view and head tilt away from the viewer and slightly upwards. This creates the impression of the aloof and distant spirit that appears in many photos of Piaf There are certainly many photos in which you can see Piaf laughing. But in that defiantly looking into the past, with his chin raised, we see Piaf's fighting spirit against the adversities of life. This is what we wanted to capture in our bust of Édith Piaf.

Freight costs for world-wide (non EU) shipments vary depending on destination. Prices are available on request.

We have sculpted more than 2500 different busts and so we think that we certainly are the sculptors who modeled the most busts Europe wide. With this experience, we have constantly optimized our work flow as listed below.

Of course, you are cordially invited to visit us in our studio in Mülheim/Ruhr to see the different variations and finishes. We would be please to advise you!

Sculpting

Digital sculpting at EGO3D We sculpt the bust on the computer in contrast to the traditional sculptors and modellers. We use ultra-modern and even self-developed software. Of course, educated artists sculpt the bust.

Manufacturing the bust

For the production of the real bust we use several 3D printers.

Shipping

Your bust will be carefully packed and despatched via DPD or DHL.
Of course, we also send your bust abroad. We have shipped our busts safely even to customers in Brazil and Australia.

Just a short note on material and care

The busts are made of a special plastic material and are hollow.
The material is suitable for indoor use.
If you want to clean the bust please use a dry or slightly damp cloth. Do not clean it under a water jet or similar!

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