New British Sculpture

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New British Sculpture is the name given to the work of a group of artists, sculptors and installation artists who began to exhibit together in London, England, in the early 1980s, including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon and Richard Wentworth.[1]

Tim Woods has characterized the movement by identifying four major themes, "(a) a synthesis of pop and kitsch, (b) a bricolage (assemblage) of the decaying UK urban environment and the waste of consumer society, (c) an exploration of the way in which objects are assigned meanings, and (d) a play of colour, wit and humour."[2] An early champion was art dealer Nicholas Logsdail who exhibited many of the artists at his Lisson Gallery.



  1. ^ Tate Collection New British Sculpture
  2. ^ Tim Woods, Beginning Postmodernism (Manchester: MUP, 1999), p.126. Preview available on Amazon reader