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British sculptor Simon Gudgeon, born in 1958, specialises in large pieces for public display – his signature smooth, semi-abstract style is seen in Hyde Park, and in the collections of Prince Charles’ Highgrove House in Gloucestershire and at the United States’ National Museum of Wildlife Art. But his career could have been quite different, as Arts & Collections discovered when we caught up with Simon in his Dorset home, set in the 26-acre sculpture park...

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British sculptor Andrew Kay gives new insight into his creative process in a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of one of his striking steel wildlife sculptures. Described by Lord Shuttleworth of Barbon Manor as “..a moment in nature, frozen in time and steel”, Andrew Kay’s beautiful, ethereal work ranges from a herd of giraffe to stags and does and leaping horses. The award-winning sculpture business based in Cumbria was founded by sculptor Andrew Kay in...

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A retrospective of the weird and wonderful art of Nancy Fouts comes to Hang-Up Gallery London from Thursday 27th February 2020 to April 24th. American-born artist Nancy Fouts, who died in April 2019, is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a subversive and playful humour. Nancy’s work brings together these seemingly disconnected items, religious artefacts, creatures and symbols to create bizarre juxtapositions of the everyday, wickedly funny...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is presenting a major exhibition of over 25 works by leading Portuguese conceptual artist Joana Vasconcelos from 7th March 2020 to 3rd January 2021. One of the most prominent female visual art practitioners in the world, this is Vasconcelos’ largest exhibition ever held in the UK and YSP’s headline presentation for 2020 in a year of programming dominated by women artists. Bringing together works produced over the last twenty years, the...

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As we usher in a new year, international auction house Sotheby’s has previewed 20 sales to look for in the first quarter of 2020. 1. RM Sotheby’s: Arizona, Phoenix, 16th–17th January Kicking off the collector car auction season, RM Sotheby’s returns to the stunning grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 16th–17th January, for its 21st annual Arizona sale. The auction will feature sub-$100,000 collectible cars, as well as sports and GT...

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London Art Fair returns to Islington Business Design Centre from 22nd-26th January 2020, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to the capital. The Fair connects the best galleries from around the world with seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to acquire exceptional works, from both internationally renowned artists and emerging artists breaking new ground. The Fair also provides expert insight into the contemporary art market through its talks, tours, screening programme and critically-acclaimed curated sections, including...

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Sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE will present the largest solo exhibition of her work to date at Canary Wharf next spring from 16th March – 26th June 2020. The collection will transform London’s contemporary commercial hub into an urban sculpture park. Helaine Blumenfeld OBE (b. 1942) is one of the leading contemporary sculptors in Britain with a career spanning over 50 years. She has created more than 90 large-scale sculptures for private collections and public spaces...

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Canova and Thorvaldsen: The Birth of Modern Sculpture runs from 25th October 2019 – 15th March 2020 at Gallerie d’Italia, Piazza Scala, Milan. The major exhibition tells the tale of the two great modern sculptors Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen and how they revolutionised sculpture. The first ever exhibition devoted to the relationship and rivalry between the two great sculptors of their day; Italian Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Danish Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) presents the story...

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A solo exhibition by influential British sculptor Jeff Lowe at Pangolin London has been announced for January 2020. Open from 15th January – 22nd February 2020, the exhibition will feature a series of Lowe’s large-scale sculptures alongside smaller works and prints. This marks a shift in Lowe’s usual aesthetic through a change in technique, material and bold use of colour. Jeff Lowe’s new series of large-scale sculptures are shaped from curved sheets of aluminium, folded...

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Emily Young, born in 1951 and described by the Financial Times as ‘Britain’s leading living stone sculptor’, is exhibiting her latest works at the Bowman Sculpture Gallery in St James, London, from November 21st 2019. Emily says of the exhibition: “All the pieces in this next show speak to the future: the stone is always born from the deep geological history of the planet Earth, and they are many hundreds of millions of years old....

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