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Major Exhibition of Recent and New Work by Tony Cragg Opens in Edinburgh this Week

EDINBURGH.- The major summer exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this year highlights the work of one of the world’s greatest living sculptors. Tony Cragg is a central figure in the remarkable generation of British sculptors which emerged in the in the late 1970s. Based in Germany , Cragg enjoys a huge international reputation and is having separate exhibitions this year in Edinburgh , Venice , Dallas , Duisburg and Paris (his recent exhibition under the glass pyramid at the Louvre is the first to be staged there by a living artist). Operating from a vast suite of studios in a former tank repair garage in Wuppertal , Cragg produces some of the most extraordinary sculptural forms of our time. He is Director of one of the world’s great art academies, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and owns and runs a 30-acre sculpture park, the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden. Cragg won the prestigious J