Sunday, 28 October 2012

Marcus Harvey at Other Criteria 36 New Bond Street W1! Xx

We went to the Opening of the Marcus Harvey Exhibition of Sculptures
 at Other Criteria
36 New Bond Street on Thursday 25 October
showing until 3 December.
Other Criteria is a Publishing Company owned by Damien Hirst.
Marcus Harvey by his 
Sculpture Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut 2012 Glazed Stoneware
750 x 450 x 300 mm approx 
£18,000 incl VAT
Bird Woman 2012 Glazed Stoneware
1000 x 500 x 400 mm approx
Unique multiple of 3
£13,200 incl VAT

Mr Punch (Bronze)
600 x 400 x 200 mm approx
Unique multiple of 3
£18,000 in VAT

Mr Punch (Ceramic)
530 x 660 x 370 mm pprox
18,000 incl VAT

Marcus Harvey makes highly worked
 figurative paintings and sculptures.  
He seeks out imagery that is emblematic 
of a brutish but proud Britishness. 
Often his imagery is problematic or controversial, 
his most infamous work perhaps being 'Myra' 
which was exhibited as part of the 
groundbreaking exhibition Sensation in 1997. 

This was the famous photographic image of Myra Hindley
created by Harvey with a mosaic of repeated child's handprints, 
showing according to Jennifer Friedlander the juxtaposition 
of 'the innocent child' in 'a depraved world of adults'. 

Myra 1995

Harvey's agent bought the work, and sold it to Charles Saatchi for £11,000. 
Saatchi later sold it for an estimated £100,000. 
It is now owned by US commodities trader Frank Gallipoli.

Harvey was born in Leeds in 1963.  He currently lives and works in London.  
He is co-founder of 'Turps Banana', 
a magazine devoted to painting and written by painters.

Until next time J Xx

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