Monday, 7 April 2014

Appold Street, Broadgate EC2

Mum, Dad, Child and Scotty dog are The Broad Family, by Xavier Corbero (1991). Rough-hewn from black basalt, the figures have echoes of Easter Island moai. Their massive dignity, however, is lightened by touches of humour such as the daughter's realistically carved Start-Rites peeking out from under her skirt.
Born in 1935, Corbero is a Catalan artist and sculptor who studied in Barcelona and the Central School of Art and Design. Monumental figures like these are a major strand in his work and can be seen round the world.

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