Man and his Sheep by Ana Maria Pacheco

The work consists of eight massive carved figures arranged in a procession across a marble floor.


Details

Medium:
Painted wood & marble
Dimensions:
200 x 450 x 400 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Pratt Contemporary Art

The leading male figure carries a ram's head on a pole and represents the shaman or demagogue. The other figures follow him, glancing at their companions with expressions of fear, excitement and suspicion. Pacheco explores the relationship between the group and the individual and the psychology of political power.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Fri, 10.30am – 5pm
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