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Sculptor’s work is centrepiece of global rap star’s hit music video

Sculpture of German rap star Sido by Wendover sculptor Andrew Sinclair

Sculpture of German rap star Sido by Wendover sculptor Andrew Sinclair

A music video featuring a sculpture created by a Bucks artist has been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube.

Wendover sculptor Andrew Sinclair was asked to create the lifesize model of German rap star Sido for his latest video.

Mr Sinclair went to central Berlin to create the stone-effect resin in just six days, which is seen throughout the video for the song Einer Dieser Steine, which means One Of These Stones.

Mr Sinclair said: “I was pleased and honoured to be asked to do this by a contact, an ex-student of mine in the film industry, and I had a great time making the sculpture in Germany.

“I had a tight deadline of just six days to make the likeness of Sido, but I think they were pleased with the outcome.”

Mr Sinclair, 52 – who runs The Sculpture School in Wendover – admitted he had never previously heard of Sido.

He said: “It was always my ambition to sculpt for an A-list celebrity, but the irony is that when this dream finally came true, I didn’t actually know who he was.

“But my son tells me he is huge in Germany, and the song is actually very good.”

The video comes during a whirlwind period of work for Mr Sinclair who is preparing to curate a major six-month sculpture exhibition at Hatfield House from next April.

Earlier this year Mr Sinclair sculpted busts of Doctor Who actor Colin Baker and Buckinghamshire County Council chairman Carl Etholen.

He said: “I suppose I can now say with some confidence that I have proved my diversity this year.

“I have a bust of a council chairman that will hopefully be kept for eternity in the Judges’ Lodgings in Aylesbury – which will now be complemented by a German rap video that will stay for all time on the internet.”

 

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