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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Material: Graphite on paper
Collection: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Modern Collection
Inv.: DP48

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Material: Oil and Collage on canvas
Collection: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Modern Collection
Inv.: 77P20

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Tags:   Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Modern Collection São Sebastião da Pedreira Lisbon Portugal

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Material: Oil on canvas
Collection: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Modern Collection
Inv.: 00P1046

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Tags:   Marta Soares Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection São Sebastião da Pedreira Lisbon Portugal **Contemporary Art Society** ✩ Ecole des Beaux Arts✩

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Material: Cement, glue, wood, cardboard, glass and plastic
Collection: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Modern Collection
Inv.: 17E1832

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Modern Collection, São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Material: Wood file cabinet, metal and enamel paint
Collection: Modern Collection
Inv.: 97EE50

ABOUT THE WORK (ARTIST'S STATEMENT)

"I cannot say very much about the sculpture War-head. It was one of those sculptures that almost make themselves. The filing cabinet had been in the studio for some time, just lying on its side, when one day as I walked past it I pulled out two of its four draws. They looked just like the legs on a torso. The other two draws quickly became the arms. When I then started to think about what to do for the head the word war-head kept repeating itself in my head. This resulted in the nuclear bomber/ head being made from a metal cash box that ended up being carried by the figure. This gave it a strident, official, bureaucratic sensibility."

Bill Woodrow
November 11th, 2009

SOURCE: gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/works_cam/war-head-149291/

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Born1 November 1948 (age 70)
near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK

NATIONALITY: BRITISH
Alma materWinchester College of Art (1967–1968), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (1968–1971), Chelsea School of Art (1971–1972)
Known forSculpture
MovementNew British Sculpture
ElectedRoyal Academician (2002)
Websitewww.billwoodrow.com

Bill Woodrow RA (born 1 November 1948) is a British sculptor.

EARLY YEARS AND EDUCATION

Bill Woodrow was born on 1 November 1948 near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He received his education at the Winchester College of Art (1967–1968), the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (1968–1971), and the Chelsea School of Art (1971–1972).

ARTISTIC CAREER

Woodrow was one of a number of British sculptors to emerge in the late 1970s on to the international contemporary art scene, together with fellow artists like Richard Deacon and Tony Crag.

Materials found in dumps, used car lots and scrap yards formed the raw materials for his early works; by partly embedding them in plaster, he made them seem as if they had been excavated.

Subsequently, he turned to large consumer goods like cars and refrigerators. While their original structures could still be discerned, he cut portions out of them and reattached the portions to the main structures so that they appeared to be connected through umbilical cords. He held his first solo exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1972.

Woodrow's works often featured a narrative element, and in the 1990s when he began to make work in bronze, stories remained an important element of his sculptures.

A seminal work was In Awe of the Pawnbroker (1994), in which the meaning of the pawnbroker's symbol was unravelled. This sculpture has a number of elements that add up to what is virtually an installation. One of three artists selected to make a sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, in 2000, Woodrow chose to explore a recurring theme in his work – the destruction of the planet and the insistent strength of nature over man – in the piece entitled Regardless of History.

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

Bunker/Mule (1995) in Blåvand-Oksby, Denmark
Important solo shows by Woodrow include the XXI São Paulo Art Biennial (Brazil, 1991); Fool's Gold, an exhibition of bronze sculptures at the Tate Modern (London, UK, 1996); and Bee Keeper at the South London Gallery (2001). Several exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London have featured his works, including Earth: Art of a Changing World (2009) and Modern British Sculpture (2011). Between 30 March and 29 September 2013, Woodrow curated the exhibition Here, There and Somewhere in Between at Hatfield House in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. A joint project between the historic country house and the Royal Academy, the show included Woodrow's piece Endeavour: Cannon Dredged from the First Wreck of the Ship of Fools as well as works by Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon and Gary Hume. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Royal Academy between 7 November 2013 and 16 February 2014.

SOURCE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Woodrow

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