Las Vegas, NV - One year after The Art of Richard MacDonald fine art gallery opened in the "O" Theatre lobby at Bellagio, Richard MacDonald and Cirque du Soleil have unveiled a new collection of "O" inspired sculptures. Having worked with flexible "O" contortionists, a graceful trapeze artist and powerful dancer as models, the new sculptures have captured the beauty and elegance of the performers that make "O" a living work of art.
Richard MacDonald has dedicated his life to creating art that focuses on the spectrum of performing life, capturing a fleeting moment in time and immortalizing the strength, joy and discipline of dancers and acrobats. The home of MacDonald's gallery at "O" has served as inspiration for the new sculptures. "Art is a gift of almost inexplicable, magical energy. When the greatest talents of Cirque du Soleil performers are the inspiration, the art is exponentially greater," believes MacDonald..
The gallery is born out of a relationship between Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil , and Richard MacDonald, a master of figurative sculpture. His work shares the creativity and imagination that fuels Cirque du Soleil and conveys MacDonald's sense of energy and passion. "The art of Richard MacDonald reveals the infinite beauty of the human body. The characters he creates are playing forever in the theatre of life," says Laliberté.
Cirque du Soleil is presenting MacDonald's works in an exclusive, permanent, fine art gallery at Bellagio in Las Vegas . The "O" Theatre lobby showcases over 50 bronze sculptures along with serigraphs and lithographs. The gallery is open to the public daily from 10 am – 11 pm .
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major international organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its founding, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled close to 90 million spectators in more than 200 cities on five continents. In Las Vegas , Cirque du Soleil has a privileged partnership with MGM MIRAGE to create and present unique and innovative productions. In addition to "O", Cirque du Soleil presents Mystère ® at Treasure Island, ZUMANITY™, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York, KÀ™ at MGM Grand, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage and CRISS ANGEL Believe™ at Luxor. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com.
About Richard MacDonald
Richard MacDonald has dedicated his life to creating works of art that reaffirm all that is best in humanity. MacDonald has achieved international distinction for his sculpture, paintings, and drawings, and has been the recipient of innumerable national and international awards . Celebrating realism and the expressive power of figurative sculpture, his work harnesses the sensuous physicality of humanity's heroic spirit. His work has been exhibited worldwide including Japan , Korea , Italy , the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. and can be seen in galleries throughout the United States including Dawson Cole Fine Art with locations throughout California . For more information on the artist, visit www.theartofrichardmacdonald.com.