Robert Bowman opens "Geniuses of Modern British Sculpture"

artwork: Kenneth Armitage - "Children Playing", 1953 - Bronze - Edition of 6 - Height: 9" - Courtesy Robert Bowman Modern, London. On view in "Geniuses of Modern British Sculpture" from February 23rd until April 20th 2012.


London.- Robert Bowman Modern is pleased to present a selling exhibition of the greatest Modern British Sculptors. 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the seminal 1952 Venice Biennale that first introduced the exciting work of a new group of young British sculptors including Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Meadows, Edouardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull. These sculptors had emerged in the wake of the older Henry Moore immediately after World War II. Their work was characterised by the spiky, twisted forms famously described by the art critic Herbert Read as the ‘Geometry of Fear’. The exhibition is an exploration of the period and includes work by Kenneth Armitage, Michael Ayrton, Lynn Chadwick, Jacob Epstein, Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Prices will start at  £10,000. “Geniuses of Modern British Sculpture” will be on view at the gallery from February 23rd through April 20th.