James Lee Byars

19 Sep 2009 – 3 Jan 2010

Cost of entry

Free (parking £4)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • For West Yorkshire timetables call 0113 245 7676, for South Yorkshire timetables call 01709 515151 alternatively, visit www.wymetro.com
  • Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around 7 miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approx £10. London King's Cross to Wakefield takes around 2 hours.

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in the 18th century Bretton Chapel


This September Yorkshire Sculpture Park showcases a spellbinding project by James Lee Byars (1932-1997), the beguiling artist known for work that touches upon philosophy and poetry. The Angel (1989) is a group of 125 spheres of hand-blown Murano glass, set in graceful curves that resemble a fleurs-de-lis. YSP presents this project, initiated for the 2009 Venice Biennale, on the original stone floor of the mid-18th century Bretton Estate Chapel. The piece will be seen alongside a gold leafed wall, and will be a beautiful contemplative statement.


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