Although better known for her fashion designs, Nicole Farhi is also a sculptor, who was tutored and mentored by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
This is Nicole Farhi's first ever, solo museum exhibition as a sculptor. The show includes busts of some of the greatest artists of the past 100 years - Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Francis Bacon (1909–1992), and perhaps most notably, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005), Nicole Farhi’s teacher.
Influential figures from stage and screen are represented through the heads of Tom Stoppard, Judi Dench, Helena Bonham Carter and Farhi’s husband, David Hare.
The exhibition also includes portraits of hands and, like the heads that they accompany, they show character and reflect the life and work of the sitter. They portray the dexterous hands of musicians, the graceful hands of dancers, the experienced hands of a sculptor and the joyful hands of children.