Pop goes the art
Important works by Clive Barker go under the hammer at an upcoming sculpture auction, writes Ros Drinkwater.
Inspiration can strike in the most unlikely locations. It was while working on the assembly line at the Vauxhall Motor Car factory in Luton that Clive Barker first became aware of the sculptural quality of industrially-finished objects.
With immaculate timing (it was 1961) he began making sculptures from everyday objects which he chrome plated – Coca-Cola bottles, hand grenades, a Mars Bar. By 1966 he was hailed as one of England’s most important Pop artists....
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