Eden Being and Blain|Southern present five stunning outdoor sculptures by artist Tony Cragg at Oetker Collection’s Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, this summer.
The sculptures have been erected in the hotel gardens, creating a resonant counterpoint to the exquisite landscape by way of their virtuosic forms.
Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949 and studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has lived and worked in Wuppertal, Germany since 1977, and served as Director of the Fine Arts Academy of Dusseldorf from 2009-2013. Cragg’s early work was largely focused on composite structures using found materials that he once described as ‘fossilized keys to a past time which is our present’. Today, the artist is best known for his large-scale, voluminous sculptures made out of bronze, fibreglass, stainless steel and stone that evoke the organic shapes and movement of life forms—be they plant, animal or human. Cragg received the prestigious Turner Prize in 1988, and his work is exhibited in the world’s leading art institutions, including the Tate Modern and the Musée du Louvre.
Through this exhibition, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc presents an exclusive opportunity to view Tony Cragg’s work up-close in the majestic Côte d’Azur setting. Sculptures presented included Tommy (Fibreglass, 2013), 3D Incident (Bronze, 2009), Contradiction (Bronze, 2014), Caught Dreaming (Bronze, 2006) and Elliptical Column (Stainless steel, 2009).
Caught Dreaming (Bronze, 2006)
3D Incident (Bronze, 2009)
Tommy (Fibreglass, 2013)
Contradiction (Bronze, 2014)
Elliptical Column (Stainless steel, 2009)
This exhibition is the third in a series of specially curated art exhibitions with art gallery Blain|Southern across the Collection’s masterpiece hotels. For further information please visit www.blainsouthern.com.
Experience the work of one of the world’s foremost sculptors, Tony Cragg, this summer at Oetker Collection’s Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc. Book your stay here.