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Phillip King

Phillip King belongs to a generation of artists who work in the middle of the 20th century, with established greats such as Henry Moore and Alexander Calder on one side and a younger generation with Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon on the other.

King’s breakthrough came in the 1960s, a decade when he created some of his most iconic sculptures, including Rosebud from 1962, which was acquired by MOMA New York as early as 1968. That same year, King represented Britain at the renowned Venice Biennale. King has in recent years experienced a renewed appreciation for his significant oeuvre with, for instance, solo exhibitions at the Tate Britain and Le Consortium in Dijon.

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