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‘NEIL ARMSTRONG’ 2019

‘NEIL ARMSTRONG’ 2019
Portrait of astronaut, stainless steel
Freestanding, dimensions 74 x 57 cm plus base

The combination of photography and steel panel proves to be able to realise extraordinary results - my recently commissioned sculptures ’SPACEMAN’, ’NEIL ARMSTRONG’ and ’FOOTPRINT’ celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most famous footprint "in the world" from Neil Armstrong - which is on the moon!

Many thanks to Jan Pulsford for the superb music featuring in my videos!
  • FOOTPRINT sculpture 1759web
    FOOTPRINT sculpture 1759web
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    FOOTPRINT sculpture 1767web
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    FOOTPRINT sculpture 1799web
  • NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1713web
    NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1713web
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    NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1716web
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    NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1742web
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    NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1744web
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    NEIL ARMSTRONG portrait 1756web
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A few ‘Begbie’ owners you might know
Giorgio Armani
Michael Barrymore
Eric Clapton
Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear / BBC)
Harvey Goldsmith (promoter)
George Leventis
Emily Maitlis (BBC News Night)
Debbie Moore (Pineapple Dance studios)
Vidal Sassoon (Haircare Ltd.)
Martina Navratilova
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
Sir Clive Sinclair (C5 car)
Frankie Vaughan (late)

Public examples
St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
The Jam House, Edinburgh
Shrine of Walsingham, Norfolk
Wimbledon Centre Court Building
‘Figure & Fountain‘ Southwark, London

Corporate and Private Acquisition Examples
8 Northumberland, London
British Consulate-General Shanghai
British Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Buddha-Bar London
Cannons City Gym
Christian Dior, Paris
Eric and Jean Cass Collection
Coloplast Ltd., London
Conning Asset Management, London
Christian Dior Couture, Paris
Hanover Grange Jamaica
Heron Corporation
Hyatt Hotel Group
Johnson & Johnson
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien Hotel Group
Mein Schiff Cruise Lines
Mews of Mayfair, London
Radisson Edwardian Hotel Group
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
SAS Radisson Hotel Group

Museums
Natural History Museum, London
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
Museum Beelden an Zee, The Netherlands
Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA
My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin - they are instead a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie