Man and his Sheep by Ana Maria Pacheco

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


Painted wood & marble
200 x 450 x 400 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
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.


The artist.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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