Tim Hawkinson - Möbius Ship
“California-based artist Tim Hawkinson is known for taking everyday materials and altering them in imaginative ways, creating works that address broad issues about the intersection of human consciousness, nature and technology. Here, he employed a mix of found objects and common household materials—including twist ties, craft wood, staples, and packing material—which he transformed almost alchemically into a complex and awe-inspiring sculpture.”
Up for auction at Christie’s: a pair of matching gold pistols, which house amazingly complex and ingenious singing bird automata, activated when the triggers are pulled. The twin pistols, crafted c. 1820, are completely unique and are valued at between 2.5 and 5 million dollars.