I THEE WED
British conceptual artist Helen Chadwick’s early 90′s work Piss Flowers – made by casting the space created in frozen snow when she and her partner peed on it – was the most enduringly popular in her canon of work; she often used a combination of materials and subject matter that we usually discard from our thought processes because they are too visceral and disturbing. Yet by focussing upon often provocative combinations of different materials – flowers, flesh, chocolate, fur – she attempted to analyse the nature of desire and the way we look at gender.
Chadwick’s I Thee Wed (bronze and fur, 1993) [pictured above] is the Work of the Month at the Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RY
Monday – Friday
10am – 6pm