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Konrad Fischer Galerie gladly presents the exhibition "New Works" by Tony Cragg. His most recent sculptures titled "Hedges" made of corten steel are reminiscent of the wide-stretched and spacious hedgerows in the South of England where the artist spent his childhood years. The polymorphic sculptures seem to flow elegantly while also being vibrantly energetic. Their fragile structure seemingly contradicts the compactness and heaviness of the cast steel.
The exuberant forms of the bronze and wooden sculptures "Spring" and "Skull" as well as "Sail", made of white onyx, complete the exhibition. In combination with the large-size bronze sculpture "We" in which dozens of portraits of the artist himself are joined together forming a pine cone-like superstructure these works give an impression of the multifaceted oeuvre of one of the most important sculptors of our time.
The works of Anthony Cragg are to be found in public space of many major cities as well as in institutional and private collections around the globe. He has received nearly all important distinctions, from Turner Prize to the Praemium Imperiale. His sculptural work has been on show at the Louvre, at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, at TATE and Chicago Art Institute, at Venice Biennial, at the rooftop terrace of the Duomo di Milano as well as in an all-embracing retrospective at Von der Heydt Museum in his hometown of Wuppertal. Currently, the Hessische Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the MUDAM in Luxembourg feature a broad selection of his work. Tony Cragg is represented by Konrad Fischer Galerie since 1980.