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That's Amore! in Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby's London

That's Amore! in Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby's London

That's Amore (2011) is featured in Erotic: Passion & Desire, an exhibition at Sotheby's, New Bond Street Gallery. The sale is on 15th February 2018. The sculpture was part of Barnaby's Love is... body of work, which explored the gulf between the poetic expectations of romantic love and the baser realities of lust. The mirror is garlanded with red roses, a traditional expression of romantic love beneath which lies over 500 hand-made porcelain tiles each featuring pornographic magazine covers. 

The sale focuses on artists throughout history who have been drawn to the human form to compel, to shock or seduce and includes work by; Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yves Klein, Francis Picabia, Tracey Emin, Henri Matisse, Chris Levine. Perhaps no more so than today does the representation of the naked body permeate our society. Explored through painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, books, design and more, Erotic: Passion and Desire will take the viewer on a journey through the centuries to discover exceptional works of art that focus on this genre.

A catalogue is available online. Bidding opens at 2:30 PM GMT on the 15th February 2018, register to bid here