‘Tower of Babel’ at V&A

8 September – 1 November 2015

V&A

http://thetowerofbabel.vandashop.com/home

The Tower of Babel is Barnaby Barford’s representation of London today. Standing six metres high, it is made up of 3000 individual bone china buildings, each depicting a real London shop photographed by the artist. At the base are derelict shops and pound stores, while at the pinnacle are London’s exclusive boutiques and galleries.

Blurring the boundaries of art and commerce, each shop is for sale during the period of its exhibition at the Museum. With prices rising as the Tower ascends, it confronts us with the choices we make as consumers, through necessity or desire.

Made in Stoke-on-Trent by 1882 Ltd, each fine bone china shop is individually signed by the artist. The shops are exclusively for sale through the V&A, priced between £95 and £6000.

float

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s