180 × 100 × 100 cm. (70 ⅞ × 39 ⅜ × 39 ⅜ in.)
Further information:Patrick Alò is an artist whose work I fell in love with instantly, not only for the sensitivity with which he was able to marry the ancient forms of his Chimera using scrap metal, but also because of the tension of the object, which I have always regarded as being where the true greatness of a piece lies.
The Laocoön was the most famous sculpture of all Antiquity. It is both a great monument to the suffering of mankind and the injustice of the gods and a beautiful creation, an indestructible canon of beauty. This is why Galleria del Laocoonte of Rome and Laocoon Gallery of London were so named, and it is for this reason that I wanted to commission Patrick Alò to create his Laocoön - a reimagining, or renewal, of this great masterpiece, which gives life to the bones of our mechanical civilization by giving them the form of the myths and gods of the past, and it is wonderful to see how a mechanism, an automaton, is capable of the same suffering as that of a man unjustly condemned to death.
(Marco Fabio Apolloni)