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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
MARCELLO & TERRY TURNER TRIBUTE
A native of Argentina, Marcello survived kidnapping and six months of torture by the Argentine secret police. When he was finally released, it was in the same way he was kidnapped – by being put in the trunk of a car and dropped off near his home town.
left Argentina, and moved to Rio de Janeiro, and after several years,
migrated to Germany where he began his career as a sculptor, focusing
on classical works. He
traveled to the United States in1995, and finally settled in the Los
Angeles area with Terry Turner,
with whom he spent the rest of his life.
Terry provided the safe environment for Marcello to excel as
a sculptor, developing a large patron base which purchased his male
erotic works in marble, soapstone and resins.
“Magnus”, 2001, British Columbia soapstone, 8" x 8" x 6", $2,300.00*
|* Above works are available through the Foundation - please contact Volker Morlock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 229-5251|
Marcello and Terry Turner (R)
met and knew these gentle men acknowledge that they left a lasting impact,
personally and artistically. We will miss them.
and Terry left the Foundation works to sell on their behalf: the proceeds
will be placed into an Emerging Artist Fund to provide grants and cash
awards for contests. The two works shown here are just the first of
several pieces we will be making available for sale.
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“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland