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They are green. The are plastic. They are businessmen - A sculpture series.
They are green. The are plastic. They are businessmen - A sculpture series.
56 backers pledged $7,218 to help bring this project to life.

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Created by Bill Barminski, the artist who brought you the Micky Mouse Gasmask and innumerable sculptures made from cardboard comes - Green Plastic Businessmen. - Six Sculptures

Join this Kick Starter and help this sculpture series become a reality. Right now is the time to get involved when the artwork is actually being made. You can be part of the creative process when it really counts.  Your help is welcome and will be greatly appreciated. 

The first sculpture in this series is "Club Man" and one of these limited edition of 25 sculptures can be yours for supporting this campaign. 

Club Man
Club Man

The Set. "Club Man" is one of six sculptures that will form the basis of my next show which will include these 12" sculptures, photo real large format paintings of said sculptures and the smaller bag of 3" tall green plastic businessmen. And who knows, I may even create a set of life sized sculptures or do a small edition in bronze.

Initial six designs
Initial six designs

The first sculpture, "Club Man" has already been sculpted and is waiting for a mold to be created. "Insurance Grenade Man" is sculpted and the mold is almost complete. The designs for the remaining 4 are drawn and just waiting for me to sculpt them. 

The Goal - The goal is to sculpt, mold and cast these six figures. Each sculpture will be limited to a gallery edition of 10  -  plus the additional number  (25)  of "Club Man" sculptures to fulfill the Kick Starter subscription. 

Cost - Mold making and casting can be an expensive proposition. For instance, 5 gallons of the mold making material is 1000 dollars. I estimate I will need 10 gallons. The casting material is about 500 dollars for 5 gallons. I estimate I will need 20 -30 gallons. The goal for this Kick Starter is the bare minimum but I'm really looking at this as a way to supplement the costs while providing people like yourself an opportunity to acquire an original artwork as a reward for helping out.

Your Reward -  your very own 12" "Club Man" limited edition sculpture signed and numbered by the artist.  These sculptures will be cast in a plastic resin and feature a special Kick Starter green color.  So here is your chance, for 200 bucks,  to own a signed and numbered Barminski artwork.

If We Go Over - If we surpass our funding goal it will unlock an additional sculpture,  "Insurance Grenade".  That edition will be limited to 25 also.

"Insurance Grenade" secondary unlocked sculpture
"Insurance Grenade" secondary unlocked sculpture

Previous sculptures from Bill Barminski include; Micky Mouse Gas Mask in rubber, fiberglass and bronze. And numerous cardboard sculptures of skateboards, spray cans, guns, tennis shoes and hand grenades.

Micky Mouse gas masks
Micky Mouse gas masks
Cardboard Air Jordan's
Cardboard Air Jordan's

Risks and challenges

I am a professional artist and have been showing my work for over 25 years. I have created numerous sculptures and artworks during that time. I have created music videos for Gnarls Barkley, Death Cab for Cutie and Baz Lurhman to name a few. Bottom line is this - I make stuff. That's what I do. And in this case I'm hoping you can join me in the process. I love the idea that Kick Starter gives us a way to work together. You can be part of the initial process and get a cool sculpture in return.

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    One "Club Man" green plastic businessman 3" tall sculpture. Signed by the artist. Cast in plastic resin.

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    One "Insurance Grenade Man" Green Plastic Businessman sculpture - limited edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist. This sculpture is 12 inches tall and cast in plastic resin.

    Edition number assigned in the order each pledge in made.

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    The full set of six Green Plastic Businessmen limited edition sculptures signed and numbered by the artist. These sculptures are 12 inches tall and cast in plastic resin.

    This set will be a special Kick Starter green limited edition of 5.

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