Such a Sad Time is a felt and wood installation sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artist Lucy Sparrow.
The piece replicates the shelf of a convenience store—entirely from felt. The shelves of the cabinet are packed with familiar household essentials: Heinz ketchup, Sun-Maid raisins, Jif peanut butter, and all manner of packed and tinned goodies.
Sparrow has worked with felt from the age of 8. She is known for her site-specific installations, taking over corner shops, sex shops and delicatessens and replacing their usual wares with her meticulously crafted felt versions. Her work is tactile and colourful and full of child-like charm: these artworks tap into the magical appeal of the toy-shop. A contemporary take on pop art portrayals of consumer goods, Sparrow’s work is like nothing you’ve seen before.
A once in a lifetime opportunity for the contemporary art collector, each cabinet is from a limited edition of 50 and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity and signed 'Felt World' book. Don’t miss Such a Sad Time: see it in Enter Gallery today or buy online with free delivery.
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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
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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.
Known for creating familiar household objects from wool and felt, Sparrow has held exhibitions in site specific locations since her acclaimed 2014 installation ‘The Cornershop’, which saw the takeover of a derelict newsagents in East London, filled with her fabric-sculptures. Subsequent shows include 2015’s ‘Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium’, housed in a Soho sex shop, and 2019’s ‘Sixth Avenue Delicatessen’ in New York.
Sparrow has been involved in notable group shows across the UK and was a contributor to the V&A’s 2013 travelling street art collection along with Banksy, Blek le Rat, and Pure Evil. Her first solo show at Hoxton Gallery, entitled ‘Imitation’, recreated iconic artworks form felt, including Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde.
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