Figure Totem Beast — 1950s British Sculpture (Oct 2018)

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Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London
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Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
29th October 2018 to 4th February 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 1 hour before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See tate.org.uk

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Figure Totem Beast will be taking a look at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged after World War II.

By using new materials and new processes the up-and-coming artists created works that were both immediate and brutal. One critic described them as the "Geometry of Fear".

By showing these young artists such as Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi, alongside some of the older names like Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore, the exhibition will reveal how their work measures up against the great international artists.

 

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