* This piece is part of Enter Gallery’s January 2023 Rare Print Show.
Such a Sad Time is a felt and wood installation sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artist, Lucy Sparrow.
For this piece, Sparrow has recreated a convenience store shelf entirely from felt, offering a modern take on pop art portrayals of consumer goods. The shelves of the cabinet are packed with familiar household essentials, including Heinz ketchup and Sun-Maid raisins.
The piece is from a limited edition of 50, signed by the artist. Each artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity and a signed copy of Felt World, Sparrow's book.
Size (cm): 77 x 60 x 10
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Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Felt and Wood Installation Sculpture
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 77 x 60 x 10
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About the artist
Contemporary British artist Lucy Sparrow works at the intersection of fine art and craft, incorporating textiles into her sculptural installations. Her felt art is a modern (and often adorable) take on Pop Art portrayals of beloved consumer goods.
Sparrow’s first solo show, ‘Imitation’, at Hoxton Gallery, saw her recreate iconic artworks, such as Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, out of felt. Since then, she has gone on to fill chemists, delicatessens, and bodegas across the world with her fluffy products.
In 2022, Sparrow exhibited ‘Tampa Fresh Foods’ – an entire supermarket stocked with felt sculptures in Florida, and recreated English tea party favourites in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch.