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Frieze Sculpture Fair 2017
Ugo Rondinone Summer moon 2011 is the sculpture I thought I would start this off with. The sculpture park was such a huge success last year they appear to have brought the whole process forwards to head up to Frieze 2017 in the Autumn.
This work which is white-enamelled bronze and quite strange to look at on a hot Summers day in the middle of Regents Park. The gnarled branches are full of movement and energy, this is one of the first sculpture you see when entering the park so takes you back a bit!
Talked to a lot of people wandering around both young and old and they all loved it. Even more strange I bumped in to the local vicar and his wife Graham who were wandering around. Bit embarrassing forgot his name at first but hey not good with names. They loved it too so this is a great part of London culture, very welcome.

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Lorenzo Quinn-The Four Loves

This sculpture was inspired C.S Lewis’s Four Loves.
Iconic sculpture The Four Loves by Lorenzo Quinn, a leading figurative sculptor, has been unveiled in Berkeley Square, London, as part of Halcyon Gallery’s public art programme and Westminster Council’s City of Sculpture programme. The sculpture can now be viewed until the month of September 2017.

Quinn employs the ancient lost-wax process in his Catalan foundry to create his masterpieces. Touching on themes of equilibrium and evolution, The Four Loves exemplifies the art of harmony, balance and adaptation. The first stone, representing faith, affection and love, is made out of polished bronze so as to look pure whilst the second stone symbolises passionate love, for which a red stone has been used – strong yet fragile on its own. The third stone represents friendship and has been created in polished stainless steel as individuals are reflected in their friends whilst the fourth stone represents family love and is made out of wood - a warm material, live, organic and continuously growing. Quinn believes that on top of these formative stones, individuals build the complex puzzle that is their world – after which they build their relationships and if these are kept in perfect balance, the ultimate goal of long-lasting relationships is achieved.

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RSPCA monument -Richmond
Designed by Thomas Edward Colcutt.
Around edge of circular Iron frame above fountain, in gold lettering.
"Erected by the Richmond branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals"
On small bronze plaque on side of octagonal basin..
?The planning of this fountain is to mark the Coronation of their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12th May 1937'
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Emily Young-Planet 2012

I have always like Emily Young's work and she had a nice piece on public show at Berkeley Square gardens a couple of years ago.
Emily Young works in Southern Tuscany and many of her sculptural pieces are fashioned in volcanic rock.
This is a very primeval piece referencing a peaceful and tranquil face and in many ways you can connect with the planet by nature of the wonderful material Emily is using here.
Interesting work with some deep meaning connotations.
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Alicja Kwade-Big Be-Hide 2017

Like this one, a clever play with the optical illusion
Alicja Kwade was born in 1979 in Poland but is now based in Berlin.
She had a big showing recently at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
Her work is about discovery, perception and reality.
Harry Houdini really influenced her work.
With this sculpture Big Be-Hide, one is a real rock and the other is an exact copy made from Aluminium. She then uses a mirror in between to create this illusionary object which is a very interesting play on this visual.

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Reza Aramesh-Metamorphosis, a study in liberation 2017

Reza Aramesh was born in Iran and has lived in Europe since being a teenager.
He is a very knowledgable art and film, historian and responds to the turmoil which is happening in Iran.
He takes imagery as with this sculpture and adapts it in to something meaningful, in this case a head of an animal with heroic associations , contemporary clothing which promotes the concepts of past and present and stands as a study in liberation.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz-Standing figure with Wheel 1990

Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish artist who was born in 1930 and she died earlier this year.
Magdalena saw the extreme violence during WWII, then under the Communist regimes, it transposes over in to her work.
She created very large sculptures and her figures are always headless and you can never tell whether they are male of female. The wheel represents a machine related to conflict and destruction, the figure is the oppressed human being standing in the shadow of the machine.

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Hank Willis Thomas-Endless Column 2017

Hank Willis Thomas is an African-American artist born in 1976 based in New York City.
He has taken his influences from the brilliant Constantin Brâncuși's endless column who was born in Romania near the Carpathian mountains back in 1876.
Bit of a football theme going on here and not sure why he did not use American soccer balls.
All comments gratefully received?

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Thomas J Price-Numen-2016

Thomas Price was born in 1981, and is the youngest artist exhibiting at Frieze sculpture Park 2017.
He takes his inspiration from photographs he takes.
He is of Jamaican origin so he concentrates on black subjects, the ordinary man on a plinth in a public place.
Numen or pl. Numina is latin for "Divinity" or "Divine presence"
He deliberately places the sculpture on top of a white marble plinth, and keeps the eyes at the right level so you build up a very direct relationship with the face you are encountering.
Very interesting art.

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Fulham Palace-London
Fulham Palace was one of several bishop’s palaces within easy reach of London, essential for attendance at court and Parliament, but away from the over-crowded city. In the 16th century there were 177 homes for 21 bishops, now there are 43 homes for 42 bishops.
Hidden gem in London and the website makes for an interesting read.
http://www.fulhampalace.org/

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