Portrait of an Egg

Turk, G (2019) Portrait of an Egg. In: Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK, 16 - 19 May 2019.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: At times of great political, environmental and social turmoil throughout the planet we look to simple things to guide us. With a life time interest in the surreal egg form, Gavin Turk presented his giant bronze 'Oeuvre (Verdigris)' at Somerset House in spring 2019 on the River Walk. In association with Photo London he simultaneously invited the global art community to upload and contribute their own ‘portrait of an egg’ to be exhibited at the fair.
Official URL: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/photo-lo...
Date: May 2019
Event Location: Somerset House, London, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Patinated bronze
Measurements/Duration: H1450 x W2070 x D1450 mm

Gavin Turk’s public exhibition Portrait of an Egg was created especially for Photo London with Somerset House. Turk presented a giant bronze egg sculpture installed on the River Terrace ahead of the Fair. The egg inspired an Instagram photography competition with entries being projected on the walls of the Great Arch Hall during the Fair.

The sculpture is titled 'Oeuvre (Verdigris)' and was created in 2018.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 12:19
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:52
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