Phyllida Barlow (*1944) tests boundaries with her monumental sculptures in an eccentric yet humorous manner, reflecting on our relationship with our environment through her use of industrial and everyday materials. With impressive installation photos and never-before-seen archival material the publication presents Barlow’s unique oeuvre from her early works until the present day.
The British artist’s career is as unusual as her works, which radically put the contemporary concept of sculpture to the test. Today Barlow is regarded as one of the most prominent artists in Britain, but she achieved her breakthrough only recently. She dismantled many of her works after the end of the exhibition and recycled them again to create new sculptures. The major retrospective shows drawings and pioneering sculptures from all her creative phases, including new works formed from key works which had already been destroyed.