The Aldeburgh Scallop / Maggi Hambling ; foreword by Stephen Fry.
- Woodbridge [England] : Full Circle Editions, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 84 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsND497.H36 A43 2010Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- The section "Other voices" includes contributions from Simon Loftus, Dennis Pegg, Maggy Wilson, Jonathan Reekie, Ray Herring, Sam Pegg, Jason Gathorne-Hardy, and Roger Hambling.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 44 of a limited edition of "collectors edition" copies signed by Maggi Hambling. In slipcase with book jacket.
"Much has been said and written about Scallop on Aldeburgh beach. Here is the artist's own story, told as it happened, of her exhilarating and provocative sculpture for Benjamin Britten. Maggi Hambling traces her love of the sea back to earliest childhood and records how this lifelong passion has fired her work, culminating in the construction of a 15ft high, six-and-a-half ton stainless steel sculpture rising out of the shingle on Aldeburgh beach. Children love it. Lovers love it. Those paying tribute to lost loved ones gather around it. And there are those who would wish it melted down or carted away. The artist, and those nearest the action, tell the fascinating story of its conception, official acceptance and construction, and the unholy row that erupted after it was finally unveiled."--Publisher's dust jacket.
- Subject Terms:
- Artists -- England.Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 -- Influence.Hambling, Maggi, 1945- -- Themes, motives.Hambling, Maggi, 1945- Scallop.Sculpture, English -- Themes, motives.Steel sculpture -- England -- Aldeburgh.
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