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Profile image of John AtkinEver since Henry Moore personally funded Atkin`s period of study at the RCA in London, 1982 to 1985, Atkin has continued to develop his studio practice, which focuses on the relationship between drawing and sculpture. In recent years, an Award from the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation allowed Atkin the time away from academic responsibilities, at the School of the Arts, Loughborough University, where he is Reader in Fine Art, to concentrate on developing his long standing interest in collage, into a series of small and large scale digital prints th...

Sculpture: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)'
by John Atkin

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Granite and Marble Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture carving sculpture by sculptor John Atkin titled: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)'
Granite and Marble Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture carving sculpture by sculptor John Atkin titled: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)' - Artwork View 1 Granite and Marble Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture carving sculpture by sculptor John Atkin titled: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)' - Artwork View 2 Granite and Marble Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture carving sculpture by sculptor John Atkin titled: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)' - Artwork View 3 Granite and Marble Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture carving sculpture by sculptor John Atkin titled: 'Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)' - Artwork View 4
Sculpture description:
Massive Very Large Big Public Abstract Modern Contemporary Stone Granite Marble Civic Urban Art by the Sculptor John Atkin who is particularly renowned for his Urban Civic Pride Commissions. He says of the Magnificent Statue:- "Strange Meeting is huge two-part sculpture, being 3m square of 27 tons of flesh coloured marble, cut from a single piece, sourced from a Chinese quarry which is the size of Wembley stadium. One part of the sculpture is upright, the other supine. The distinctive manila colouring and shape of the work echo the characteristics of garment templates that inspired the design. They were created by John Atkin to be instantly identifiable with the contours of the body: therefore, the sculpture is derived from the human figure but is not obviously figurative.
Artist's comments:
The title of this award winning work, Strange Meeting, is taken from Wilfred Owen?s famous WW1 poem of the same name in which the poet speaks of a ?vision? or dream-like experience in which he meets a soldier whom he fought against in the previous day?s battle. The confrontation stirs the poet to utter the dramatic statement, ?I am the enemy you killed, my friend? The ?enemy/friend? paradox tilts the poem?s theme of conflict towards reconciliation, reinforced by the soft, concluding line that suggests the soldiers have put their differences to rest, ?Let us sleep now??
Dimensions/size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 m (height x width x depth)
approx: 8 ft 2 2/5 in x 8 ft 2 2/5 in x 8 ft 2 2/5 in
Edition: 3
Medium: Granite and marble
Sculptor: John Atkin [sculptor profile]
Price: £
150,000

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
177,930
/ USD $
189,353
/ AUD $
255,027
/ CAD $
251,895
/ CHF
191,292
Availability: Yes, for sale.*
Category: Monumental Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Weight: 2700 Kg / 5940 lb
Title: Strange Meeting (Massive abstract Public Art sculpture)
Finish: Polished
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2008
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