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Barnaby Barford, ‘Sculpture 'Utopia II'’, 2015, David Gill Gallery
Barnaby Barford, ‘Sculpture 'Utopia II'’, 2015, David Gill Gallery
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Barnaby Barford

Sculpture 'Utopia II', 2015

Ceramic, decals, enameled wire, wood frame
59 1/10 × 16 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
150 × 42 × 24 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London
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About the work
Barnaby Barford
British, b. 1977
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In his distinctive ceramics practice, Barnaby Barford begins by finding mass-market and antique porcelain figurines, and then alters them by removing and adding elements, and by repainting them. The anachronistic results are humorous, critical snapshots of contemporary culture in the form of kitschy readymades that walk the line between art and craft: a figure of a Victorian-esque boy in rags wolfs down a Big Mac; two well-to-do ladies in hoop skirts and hats consort over bottles of Jameson whiskey and frosty mugs of beer; Little Bo-Peep points a revolver at a pair of mice.

Barnaby Barford, ‘Sculpture 'Utopia II'’, 2015, David Gill Gallery
Barnaby Barford, ‘Sculpture 'Utopia II'’, 2015, David Gill Gallery
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About the work
Barnaby Barford
British, b. 1977
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In his distinctive ceramics practice, Barnaby Barford begins by finding mass-market and antique porcelain figurines, and then alters them by removing and adding elements, and by repainting them. The anachronistic results are humorous, critical snapshots of contemporary culture in the form of kitschy readymades that walk the line between art and craft: a figure of a Victorian-esque boy in rags wolfs down a Big Mac; two well-to-do ladies in hoop skirts and hats consort over bottles of Jameson whiskey and frosty mugs of beer; Little Bo-Peep points a revolver at a pair of mice.

Barnaby Barford

Sculpture 'Utopia II', 2015

Ceramic, decals, enameled wire, wood frame
59 1/10 × 16 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
150 × 42 × 24 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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