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Mayfair Sculpture Trail

1 Oct 2020 – 31 Oct 2020

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
00:00 – 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 – 23:59
Thursday
00:00 – 23:59
Friday
00:00 – 23:59
Saturday
00:00 – 23:59
Sunday
00:00 – 23:59

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Mayfair

London
England, United Kingdom

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The Mayfair Sculpture Trail will be taking place for the first time this year as new initiative for the seventh edition of Mayfair Art Weekend in partnership with Art in Mayfair.

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Renowned galleries within Mayfair will present outstanding artworks in iconic locations, from Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and to the tree-lined grandeur of Grosvenor Square from 1 – 31 October.  

From Regent Street to Park Lane, and Oxford Street to Piccadilly, sculptures in the public realm, both permanent and temporary, are always free to explore in one of the world’s most prestigious and vibrant art neighbourhoods. Year-round, you’ll find Bruce Mclean’s Handbag Heads at One Hanover Street and the Allies by Lawrence Holofcener on New Bond Street. Look up and you’ll discover Antony Gormley’s Cinch perched on the north façade of Burlington Arcade, or Henry Moore’s Time-Life Screen above Hermès – what was Time Life Building – also on New Bond Street.

This October visitors will be able to explore new outdoor installations, which promise to interrupt familiar paths through Mayfair. Here are some of the not-to-be-missed highlights: 

Pablo Reinoso, Simple Talk (Left), 2017. 

Next to Elisabeth Frink’s Horse and Rider on New Bond Street, the tendrils of Pablo Reinoso’s sculptural seat, Simple Talk (Left), will invite you to sit on the artwork. Presented by Waddington Custot, Pablo Reinoso's iconic Spaghetti Bench series propelled the artist to international renown. 

Atelier van Lieshout, Dokwerker (Docker).

Amongst the celebrated perfumers and luxury boutiques of Burlington Arcade, Dokwerker (Docker) by Atelier van Lieshout stands tall. For three decades AvL has produced work that straddles art, design, and architecture; sharing recurring themes of systems, power, life, sex, death, and the human individual amidst the greater whole. Carpenters Workshop Gallery is delighted to present this new bronze edition by the artist.

Kalliopi Lemos, Bag of Aspirations, 2019.

Positioned in front of luxury department store Fenwick, Kalliopi Lemos resumes the female fighter’s allegory of her 'Tools of Endearment' series by equipping her giantess’ armour with an object linked with woman’s appearance – a handbag. Presented by Gazelli Art House, the artist has chosen an iconic model as point of reference. Bag of Aspirations elaborates on her discourse around the construction and de-construction of the contemporary woman’s myth by emphasising the impact of high fashion.

Laurent Grasso, Zechariah’s Vision, 2017. 

Directly inspired by the 18th century painting The Vision of Zechariah by Ambroise Crozat, this rock-shaped sculpture features seven single eyes. Carved in marble, they seem to scrutinise the viewer like the hundred eyes of Argus Panoptes.  Presented by Olivier Malingue, the black marble compliments the radiating stonework in Burlington Arcade.

Seo Young-Deok, Meditation 1554, 2019. 

One of three sculptures presented by Opera Gallery, Young-Deok’s meticulous manipulation of the iron chains exposes their monotonous and repetitive nature. Each iron piece is welded together to become a part of the dynamic system of organic connectivity exhibited through his human forms. Situated in Grosvenor Square, hile the material may be physically strong, its structural completeness is what exudes strength of the human spirit.

Patrick O’Reilly, Bear With Fire Bucket

Installed on Cork Street directly in front of the entrance to The Mayor Gallery, Patrick O’Reilly’s Bear with Fire Bucket comes to life on this celebrated street of galleries. O’Reilly is a highly acclaimed Irish artist who studied at the Belfast School of Art. He produces bronze work and installation works that are monumental in scale and extremely ambitious. His most recent body of work centres around the animal kingdom, in a series of his signature stylistic bears for which he is best known.

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