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DES HUGHES | I WANT TO BE ADORED

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The first comprehensive monograph on this British artist, presenting over a decade of work.

A witty, dark and sensitive humour runs through Des Hughes’s work, delivered in a seemingly deadpan tone. His practice is an obsessive, physical enquiry into the traditions of sculpture, rethinking conventional sculptural methods and materials. Nothing is as it first appears; crudely modelled clay is meticulously cast in resin but, with the inclusion of marble dust, it could have been either carved and polished from a block of stone or fashioned from a piece of chewing gum. He collects, he dismembers, he puts things back together in fragments, or leaves pieces in an unfinished state – or just leaves them in pieces.

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HB

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Art/Books

Size

22.61 x 2.79 x 28.7 cm