SWEET FIGHT AT THE RACING COURSE (sculpture) COMMISSIONED

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On his steel horse Piet van Wijngaarden starts with number 36 in a historic race against the clock or against the horsepowers of time. To emphasize his power on the racing course he takes on the form of a large horseshoe. But Piet is not alone. Watched by the audience he is closely chased by the shadow of Jumping Jack, who will triumph at Assen in 1980.

Piet tries to escape the horsehoes of his pursuers. In full gear his horse gallops along the many stacked hay bales around the circuit. In 1925 he wins his first race in Assen. He even repeats his victory the following year in 1926.

The race has begun, the big wheel is turning. Several horses are chasing each other. Jumping Jack with number 8 is in the lead. Each horse has sugarcubes under his tail that the other horses are trying to bite. These horses love sugar and every given horsepower takes energy. But it isn’t always a fair game. The laughing fairhorse plays it dirty. Besides sugar he also has pepper under his tail. The horse behind him is thus surprised and falters. Under the watchful eye of the audience the stickhorse has dropped out of the race.  

Product Details
  • Title: Sweet Fight at the Racing Course
  • Artist: Dejo, Srylyn
  • Year: 2016
  • Technique: Acrylic
  • Material: Polyester
  • Size: 200 x 300 x 50 cm
  • Price: COMMISSIONED
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