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Sculpture series for the Radisson Edwardian Hotel London - made of semi-transparent steel panel

‘VENUS’ and ‘VENIS’ 2007

Wall-mounted steel torso panel guest rooms sculptures
Radisson Edwardian Hotel,
London, UK

Location Radisson Edwardian, New Providence Wharf, London, UK
Fairmont Avenue, London, E14 9PQ adjacent to Ontario Tower, currently the tallest residential building in Canary Wharf, London

Commission by developers Radisson Edwardian at Canary Wharf, London, directly opposite London’s O2 Arena (formerly Millennium Dome), and Ballymore Properties for a 1m x 1m niche in each guest room.
The edition features two separate images (female and male body torsos) in three different colour finishes respective to specific interiors.
VENUS‘ and ‘VENI‘ (2007) SERIES is a wall-mounted edition of metal mesh steel panel sculptures (limited edition of 170 sculptures purchased as a permanent complete collection, each artwork signed and numbered by the artist.
See also wall-mounted or suspended steel panel sculptures
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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

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
Last updated: 17/02/24