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Thomas Dane Gallery Now Represents Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton, Leg Chair (Sushi Nori), 2012.


Anthea Hamilton, the Turner Prize–nominated sculptor known for her slyly funny work about objects and pop-cultural phenomena, will now be represented by Thomas Dane Gallery, of London and Naples. The gallery is planning its first presentation of Hamilton’s work for the Frieze London fair in October, with a solo exhibition to follow at one of Thomas Dane’s London spaces in early 2019.

Hamilton’s elusive work frequently involves clothing and items resembling bodies presented within installations, which can seem like the surrealist displays that are sometimes featured in the windows of design stores. Her art is often made with a streak of absurdist humor—for her Turner Prize entry, she constructed a giant depiction of a man spreading his buttocks.

Her commission for Tate Britain is currently on view in the museum’s Duveen Galleries, where Hamilton has constructed a work based on an old photograph of a person wearing a squash-like costume. Later this year, Hamilton will have a solo show at Secession in Vienna.

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