Maurizio Savini’s intricate works are created using thousands of pieces of the bright pink gum, and have sold for as much as £40,000 each. The creations includes life-size buffalo, a grizzly bear and suited businessmen suspended in gymnastic poses. Savini, 39 hails from Rome and has used the unusual material locally known as ‘American gum’ after it was introduced in the the country during the World War II.
The unique sculptures has been displayed all over the world in cities like London, Edinburgh, Rome and Berlin, where they have been sold for great prices.
The artist, based in Rome, said: “The reason I like to use chewing gum is because it seemed to me an amazingly versatile material compared to those used by the traditional arts such as painting.
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