Barnaby Barford: The Tower Of Babel
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A major sculptural installation created for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel tells an array of stories about our capital city, our society and economy, and ourselves as consumers. Standing an imposing six metres high, the Tower comprises 3000 bone china shops, each one unique, each depicting a real...
Barnaby Barford was recently commissioned to produce 5 permanent sculptures for Louis Vuitton's new 3 story Town House in Selfridges, London.A spiralling glass elevator transports the customer on a journey of elegance at Louis Vuitton's new three-flour store inside London's Selfridges. Complementing the collection of leather goods, menswear and womenswear are specially commissioned artworks by...
Group exhibition 'Chandeliers' at David Gill Galleries 2-4 King Street, SW1Y 6QP.
Zaha Hadid, Mattia Bonetti, Jacopo Foggini, Gaetano Pesce, Fredrikson Stallard, Campana Brothers, Barnaby Barford
Opening Tuesday 16th September 6-8.30pm
Exhibition runs until 7th October 2014
Public Artwork commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest
The 4m x 2m tall stainless steel sculpture commemorates British Xylonite's Halex Factory which stood on this site in Highams Park between 1897 and 1971. Employing upwards of 1000 people at anyone time, it was hugely influential and the local area literally grew up around it. The factory was run by British Xylonite practically...
The Tottenham and Croydon foxes will be shown at Turn The Page - The First ten Years of Hi-Fructose Magazine at Virginia MOCA until Dec 31st 2016, it will then tour to 2 other venues in America. The foxes essentially explore the city's effect on us as animals. The fox, the apex predator in the British Isles is a wily and crafty animal. He has always being depicted as the everything from Beatrix...
WrathThe sharp shape of a mirrored star sits at the centre of this intense piece. Using the hot, flame colours of red and yellow, the impression of a bomb-blast is immediately apparent. Barford has taken the intensity of anger, when it spills into violence, and has represented it in a cacophony of colour loaded with exploding emotion. “The bomb is a master motif of our time,” says Barford. “A...
The Acqua Celadon Mirror made from over 1800 porcelain flowers and leaves will be shown at David Gill gallery's stand at Masterpiece London fair running until 6th July 2016.