What is Love, Huma Bhabha: Study #16

Study #16 looks in depth at the sculpture What is Love, 2013, by New York-based Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha (b. 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) from the David Roberts Collection. The work comprises a white polystyrene bust painted with acrylic paint, oil stick and lipstick, atop a tall square cork column. The column’s four faces are carved in shallow relief; front, side and rear views of a grotesque figure with elongated breasts, torso, arms, fingers and legs. Drawing from diverse ancient and contemporary sources – from science-fiction to Picasso to African tribal sculpture – Bhabha’s totemic figure is universal rather than illustrative.

Duration 20 January 2017 - 08 April 2017
Times Thu—Sat, 12–6 pm Tue—Wed (by appointment)
Cost free
Venue David Roberts Art Foundation
Address Symes Mews, London, NW1 7JE
Contact +44 (0)20 7383 3004 / info@davidrobertsartfoundation.com / www.davidrobertsartfoundation.com

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