Description & Technical information

During the 1970s Barker was examining the Western classical tradition in his frequently mocking and iconoclastic remakes of Greek, Roman and Renaissance art. In Chariot, a winged messenger of the gods is brought down to earth on an ordinary roller skate that serves as her chariot and that steers her towards Kitsch.
Edition of 7

Date:  1974
Period:  20th century
Origin:  UK
Medium: Bronze, Chrome-plated brass
Provenance: Private collection, London.
Literature: FERMON, An Jo and Marco LIVINGSTONE. Clive Barker. Sculpture. Catalogue raisonné 1958- 2000. Milan, 2002, cat.154, ill. p.114; PORTELLI, Guy. Modern British Sculpture. Schiffer Pubblishing, 2005, ill. p.104 and back cover; 25 Years of Post-War British Art 1952 - 1976, exhibition catalogue, Paisnel Gallery, London, 2008, ill.
Exhibitions: 1974, Clive Barker: Heads and Chariots, Anthony d'Offay, London, cat. no. 5; 1976, Small is Beautiful. Part 2: Sculpture, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, cat. no. 6; 1981-82, Clive Barker: Sculpture, Drawings and Prints (retrospective exhibition), Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield and tour, cat. no. 38; 2008, 25 Years of Post-War British Art 1952 - 1976, Paisnel Gallery, London; 2011, Snap, Crackle and Pop: British Pop Art, Lightbox Museum, Woking; 2017, Clive Barker Pop Art Sculpture 1961 - 1982: An Individual Story, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton.
Categories: Sculpture