The exhibition is an innovative look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture and extremely cool. Various types of sculptures share a space with paintings, video, photography, language and performance.
A lovely surprise also occurred when I discovered that two of the sections had been curated by Phillip Tracey and Marianne Faithfull whose personal take on sculpture and art in general was amazing and a rare insight into their artistic practice. As a fashion lover, the chance to see Tracey’s vast collection of block shapers was A to the Mazing and at times a little euphoric! These blocks are created by a Paris based block shaper who transform Tracey’s hand made three dimensional maquettes made of woven wood and cotton called ‘Sparterie’ into usable blocks. Every hat Phillip Tracey makes are created using these blocks.
The exhibition is definitely worth a visit and a must for Liverpool fashion lovers. It is running until 30th of June.
Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) 1985
Arman (Armand Fernandez) Condition of Woman I 1960
Salvador Dalí Autumnal Cannibalism 1936
Andy Warhol Black Bean 1968
Letter to the World (The Kick) (1986) - Andy Warhol
The Galleon Hat (1993) - Bruce Weber
Phillip Tracey Hat Blocks
Leigh Bowrey (1991) - Lucian Freud
Lobster Telephone - Salvador Dhali