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This striking automata dragon was inspired by a large set of iron gates situated at the entrance of the Güell Pavilions, a piece designed by world renowned Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The gates in question consisted of a pattern of rectangular plates in its lower part, surmounted by a large dragon above. Over the years Keith has made several unique renditions of this dragon, finding new ways of bringing it to life each time. His first dragon was exhibited at the Royal Festival Hall as part of an automata exhibition being held there, and was surrounded all day by people trying to understand how it worked. Since that time Keith's dragons have found homes in everywhere from the United States to Japan, seeming to universally capture people's inquisitiveness and imagination. The wings move up and down and the body sways in a very realistic manner, the dragons mouth will also open and close and the way they all interact together is a joy to behold.

Through what can be a lengthy creation process, each one of Keith's dragons are skillfully and laboriously crafted by hand; meaning rarely is one ever available to purchase straight away. So please feel free to contact us for further details on an accurate lead time for a piece such as this.

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Brass Automata Dragon BY Keith Newstead

Sculptural Automata of the Finest Quality

A Truly Stunning Piece of Kinetic Art

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£1,950.00

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