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Elisabeth Frink, Bird, 1952. Photograph Ken Adlard. © Tully and Bree Jammet Elisabeth Frink, Goggled Head I, 1969. Photograph Pete Huggins. © Tully and Bree Jammet Elisabeth Frink, Tribute I, 1975. Photograph Pete Huggins. © Tully and Bree Jammet

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals

13 October - 24 February 2019

Tickets available soon

This autumn, the Sainsbury Centre will open a major new exhibition of Suffolk-born artist Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993).

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals will reappraise one of the most important British sculptors of the twentieth century and feature over 130 works by the artist, making it the largest exhibition since her death in 1993.

Providing new perspectives on the key themes found in her work, Humans and Other Animals will examine her radical and bohemian beginnings in 1950s London and trace the evolution of her practice over four decades, as well as juxtaposing and connecting her work with that of contemporary artists, ancient art and other modern masters including Rodin, Picasso and Bourgeois.

The exhibition will explore Frink’s enduring preoccupation with human and animal forms and her examination of the symbiotic relationship between them, in her efforts to better understand aspects of human behaviour.

A programme of events inspired by this exhibition will run alongside it, more details will be available soon.