GALLERIES/Rupert Wace and Rupert Bathurst
Self x 3: fragmenting, lockdown (detail), 2020
Watercolour on paper
25 cm × 30 cm × 3
Rupert Bathurst, artist and Rupert Wace, collector and dealer in ancient art will be collaborating on an exhibition which explores the relationship between ancient and contemporary art, both visually and in spirit.
Fragments of ancient civilisations carry within themselves a story of their own creation, destruction, and subsequent discovery, bearing witness to the often-tumultuous history of human existence. Broken yet perfect in themselves, it is through their inherent fragility that these objects connect with Bathurst's evocative, deeply personal and abstracted works, establishing an intangible dialogue between the past and present.
Shapero Rare Books, 105 Bond Street, W15 1DN
A collector at heart and sometime dealer by profession, Rupert Wace's expertise ranges from ancient Egypt and the Classical world to the Near East, and, closer to home, early European Art. His clients include international collectors and many of the world's leading museums, including the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.
Rupert Bathurst is a contemporary artist whose portraits investigate the fragility of the human carapace, hinting at close mortality, abstracted and deconstructed to emphasise their impermanence and inevitable entropy.
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