Scottish sculptor David Mach is a master at creating assemblages of mass-produced objects such as magazines, bricks, books, dominoes, matches, and, as illustrated in this post, wire coat hangers. Though new to me, Mach has received major honors and recognition for his work since the 80s including a nomination for the Turner Prize in 1988 as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
His coat hanger sculptures range from busts to large scale animals. The detail on these pieces is incredible. I wish I knew what the process was like.
Photos from the artist’s site, Malcolm Edward’s flickr, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, and Aaron Sweeney.