Brad Pitt exhibits his first sculptures

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Sculptures created by Brad Pitt are on display at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland.

After the actor, the sculptor? The American star Brad Pitt discreetly inaugurated this weekend in Finland the first exhibition showing his sculptures. “It was exciting and wonderful,” Sarianne Soikkonen, curator of the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, the Nordic country’s third-largest city, told AFP.

For the first time, the 58-year-old ‘largely self-taught’ actor exhibited nine works, in a joint exhibition with renowned British artist Thomas Houseago, but also fellow famous debutant, Australian rock star Nick Cave , according to the museum. Among the works of Brad Pitt, a large molded plaster panel representing a shooting or a series of silicone sculptures in the shape of a house, each hit by bullets of different calibers, lodged in the plastic.

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Some Brad Pitt sculptures exhibited at the Sara Hildénin art museum in Tampere (Finland).

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To the great surprise of a Finland unaccustomed to visits from Hollywood stars, the actor made an appearance at the exhibition on Saturday, accompanied by Nick Cave. “For Nick and me, it’s a new world and a first performance. It just feels good, “said the actor Saturday on Finnish television Yle, who did not know he would be present. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s about introspection. It’s about knowing where I went wrong in my relationships, where I made a mistake, “said the star.

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The exhibition had only been announced as the first in the Nordic countries of the sculptor and painter Thomas Houseago, one of the figures of modern sculpture. The artist’s decision to invite his friends Brad Pitt and Nick Cave was made during the pandemic due to “events in (Thomas) Houseago’s personal life,” Soikkonen told AFP.

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