March 4th, 2016
Episode 864 of 1279 episodes
Artist Phyllida Barlow has been selected to represent Britain at the 57th Venice International Art Biennale. "I'd maybe call her the Steptoe and Son of arts - a scavenger who makes sculptures that look like a village bonfire the day before fireworks night," said BBC arts editor Will Gompertz. The Newcastle-born sculptor, known for her large installations, will present a major solo show in the British Pavilion at what is seen as the most important contemporary art festival in the world from 13 May to 26 November 2017. Barlow said it was "an extraordinary privilege and honour". (Photo: Installation view, ‘GIG’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2014 Phyllida Barlow)
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