Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm

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Richard Deacon

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Year 2015
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.5 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm
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Richard Deacon:

Richard Deacon (b. 1949, Bangor, Wales) studied at Somerset College of Art, Taunton from 1968-69, St. Martins School of Art, London, from 1969-72 and the Royal College of Art, London, from 1974-1977. He studied part time at Chelsea School of Art, London, in 1978. Deacon was Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris from 1999-2009. He is currently Professor at the Akademie der Kunst in Dusseldorf. Deacon’s first one-man show was held in in 1978 at The Gallery, Brixton, London. There followed many solo exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, notably at the Riverside Studios in 1984, Tate Gallery, London, in 1985, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1988 and at Tate Gallery Liverpool in 1999. A solo exhibition of his work toured South America in 1996/7. During 2005/6 a major solo exhibition, The Size Of It, toured to museums in Spain, Germany and Finland. He has exhibited at the Lisson Gallery, London, since 1983, and at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York since 1986. Deacon has participated in many key group exhibitions throughout the world since 1981. He has also produced public commissions in Canadam, Britain, USA, New Zealand, Austria, France, Germany, China and Spain. A cornice commissioned by the Crown estate in collaboration with the architect Eric Parry was installed this year on Piccadilly. Richard Deacon was awarded the Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, in 1987 and the Robert Jakobsen Prize, Museum Wurth, Kunzelsau, Germany in 1995. In 1997 he was made Chevailier des Arts et des Lettres, France and made CBE in Britain in 1999. In June 2007 he was one of the artists representing Wales at the 51st Venice Biennale of Art. A major retrospective of his work, The Missing Part, was shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg and the Sprengel Museum, Hannover in 2010-11.

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