Because my original 1950s-madonnas post has become so extensive, I have decided to spin off the busts and torso (non-full-figure) pieces into this separate post. The same comments apply for these as for the full figures, including that: almost all of the 1950s religious pieces were cast by Cybis from molds that they purchased from [...]
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Will the Real Cybis Madonna Queen of Angels Please Stand Up?
No, I’m really not pairing the chorus of Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady with a Cybis sculpture... even though there certainly were sufficient iterations to warrant it! Although the studio was never shy about borrowing pieces from one sculpture to help create another (see Body Snatching), this particular madonna bust not only kept popping up [...]
The Cybis Madonna Sculptures (1960 – 2000s)
If you’ve managed to wade through the overview of the 1950s Cybis madonnas you’ll be relieved to know that this one contains only a baker’s dozen! All of the sculptures shown below were introduced in 1960 or later. It’s interesting to see that although the studio’s first ten years produced a veritable population explosion of [...]