Nick Bonovas Art Thief
King Leonidas of Sparta. 2007
by DiAnne L. Cooper
Bronze sculpture, 20” x 8”
Original sculpture and photos are copyright 2007, 2008, and 2009
I was commissioned to create a sculpture for The Leonidas Expeditions to fund an archeological expedition to Greece 2010. The purpose of the expedition is to find the site of the battlefield of Thermopylae. This sculpture is on permanent display at the Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
The Archeological Institute of America honored the sculpture by purchasing a copy for the Gala to honor Harrison Ford. Here it is on their website: http://www.archaeological.org/gala/statue.php
The link to Nick Bonovas’s site was sent to me by one of the members of the expedition. The copy has been flopped over. He uses it as his banner on Nikosart.com and as a tattoo design.