“Mannequin” Bronze Sculture by John Huggins 1987

A beautiful and well-executed sculpture by the important British Sculpture John Huggin. Numbered 1 of 3 and monogrammed JH. Some of his works are exhibited in sculpture parks throughout the UK and he is represented by some important UK galleries including the Catto Gallery in Hampstead, London. The piece has a wonderful colour and patina. Parts of the face, arm and thigh are polished out to provide a wonderful contrast when positioned to catch the light. This bronze was originally exhibited at The Alwin Gallery in Grafton Street in Mayfair, London during the 80’s and is also illustrated in a 2006 book of John’s work. We have photographed the sculpture next to a bottle of champagne so you can capture the scale of the piece. For over 50 years John Huggins has pursued his artistic passion for interpreting natural forms – the human figure, waves, birds in flight, and horses. His many inspirations are the ancient Mediterranean sculptures of Malta and the Cyclades. He is also an admirer of Mapplethorpe, Modigliani and Matisse. The following bio is from the sculptor’s website: John Huggins, sculptor and teacher, was born in Wiltshire. He studied sculpture at the West of England Art College, Bristol from 1956 to 1961, gaining among awards, the prize for sculpture in both 1959 and 1960. He became a part-time lecturer at Bristol Polytechnic and Bath Academy of Art until 1977 and then decided to sculpt full-time. Huggins’ affinities were with artists such as Brancusi and Duchamp-Villon, being concerned with forms and their interaction and impeccable craftsmanship. Mounting on black bases was a feature of his sculptures. Initially, he showed in the Bath and Bristol area, then signed with Alwin Gallery and later Art Scene to handle his output exclusively, having a series of solo exhibitions, although he had a one-man at Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath in 1993. He was elected to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in 1967. He later became its senior vice president, and today serves as honorary vice president. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Dimensions: H 78 cm x W 28 cm x D 20 cm