THE ART OF RICHARD MACDONALD
Presented by Cirque du Soleil®
"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."
Guy Laliberté - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cirque du Soleil®
"Art transcends all human boundaries. It is a gift of almost inexplicable, magical energy.
When our hearts, through our senses, are touched by art,
our lives are enhanced."
Richard MacDonald - Artist
We invite you to experience the gift of magical energy shared by Cirque du Soleil and Richard MacDonald that has drawn them together to create The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil Fine Art Galleries. Located directly inside the “O” Theatre lobby and The Shops at Crystals in CityCenter, the Art of Richard MacDonald gallery features over 100 bronze sculptures including twenty heroic sized works along with original drawings, paintings and limited edition prints by the artist.
The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil gallery was born out of a relationship between Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, and Richard MacDonald, a master of figurative sculpture. MacDonald feels that he and Laliberté are “similar in life long creative goals.” His work focuses on the spectrum of performing life, capturing a fleeting moment in time and immortalizing the grace, strength, joy and discipline of dancers and acrobats. His work shares the creativity and imagination that fuels Cirque du Soleil and conveys MacDonald’s sense of energy and passion.
Richard MacDonald’s works, which are collected and exhibited worldwide, are contemporary in context and infused with a timeless quality. For every piece he creates, MacDonald draws inspiration from humanity’s broad emotional complexities. He captures the beauty, romance and essence of the human spirit in motion as he sculpts from live models, breathing and moving alongside them in an unrehearsed dance. His clay taking shape as their forms continue to shift – muscles flex, fingers reach and heads turn. In the leap and grace of the dancer, the power of the athlete, the gesture and passion of lovers, the spirit rises, and he captures it. Influenced by the expressiveness of the figures of Renaissance master Donatello, the emotional intensity of works by 19th century French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and the power of Michelangelo’s sculpture, MacDonald's inspirational, sensitive works are precisely of the moment, yet profoundly historic by reference.
Welcome to the Art of Richard MacDonald Gallery.
The images displayed below are actual examples of our current exhibit.
We invite you to click on the images to enlarge them and capture the beauty of each piece.
The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil features sculpture, original paintings and drawings, serigraphs, lithographs and archival prints as well as books, catalogs, DVD's, etc. We invite you to visit or call the gallery for more information.
Price range for artwork and other items:
Masterworks Bronzes: $8,000 - $1,000,000+
Atelier Series Bronzes: $995 - $6,500+
Originals: $3,200 - $46,000+
Serigraphs - Limited Editions: $2,600 - $6,500
Lithographs - Limited Editions: $3,800 - $10,500
Books, Catalogs, Notecards & DVD’s: $20.00 - $475.00