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Pre Art 14 Brunch: Don Brown - Yoko XXXVI

February 20, 2014 by Kay

Join us at Art 14, Stand J11, we have a limited amount of complimentary passes available, email us on info@othercriteria.com to find out where to collect them. Among other artists, we will be exhibiting our brand new sculpture edition by Don Brown. Find out more about about Brown's edition here or preview the work at our Pre Art 14 brunch on Thursday 27th February via rsvp@othercriteria.com

Press release: Other Criteria Launch Yoko XXXVI , A porcelain sculpture edition by Don Brown

Other Criteria are pleased to announce the launch of Yoko XXXVI, a porcelain sculpture edition by Don Brown and his first work in this medium. You are invited to view the work at a pre-Art 14 brunch, at Other Criteria.

Brown’s series of sculptures of his wife Yoko, have been a continuous focus throughout his career. For Yoko XXXVI, he worked with the renowned Nymphenburg Porcelain Makers in Munich, Bavaria, over a two year period, continuing to explore questions of representational perfection.

His sculptural vocabulary harks back to classical antiquity and the elegance and idealism of neoclassical marbles such as Canova’s The Three Graces (1814-17), while also invoking modernist realism as instanced by Degas’ La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (1881). In Browns distinctive take on classical sculpture, the place of an idealised heroine is taken by the real-life figure of the artists wife in a casual pose. Yoko becomes a conflation of the generic and the individual.