The Life of the Mind: Love, Sorrow and Obsession
Curated by Bob and Roberta Smith
New Art Gallery, Walsall
21 January–20 March 2011
by ANNA McNAY
As the culmination of a 16 month residency at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, Bob and Roberta Smith, the artistic personae of Goldsmiths-trained Patrick Brill, have stepped into the role of curator to put together an impressive show, bringing together the work of artists they admire, both historic and contemporary, and inspired by one of the gallery archive’s key sculptures, the “Mona Lisa of Walsall”, Jacob Epstein’s First Portrait of Esther (with long hair), (1944).
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