David Breuer-Weil’s Laocoön
26 Thursday 26th September

David Breuer-Weil’s Laocoön

Laocoon Gallery

2a - 4 Ryder Street, London, SW1Y 6QB

Price: Free
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Starts: Thu 12th Sep
Ends: Sat 12th Oct

As the art scene in London continues to be a pole of attraction for a variety of cultural offerings, Galleria del Laocoonte has gone into partnership with W. Apolloni, one of the most experienced and highly distinguished art dealers in Rome, to open the Laocoon Gallery. Set in the heart of the historic art and antiques district of St James’ the gallery will not only present an exceptional selection of works from the most seminal figures in Western art history, but also brings to London previously unseen pieces from a number of early 20th century Italian artists.

Following a successful exhibition of works by renowned Italian sculptor Leoncillo Leonardi which opened as part of London Art Week, the gallery’s next offering will be based on the myth of Laocoön, featuring a large bronze by English born David Breuer-Weil, who has emerged as one of the leading contemporary British sculptors with iconic works such as Brothers, Flight and Alien, displayed to great public and critical acclaim in major public spaces in London and around the world. The artist has been commissioned by renowned art dealer Marco Fabio Apolloni to create and cast for the Laocoon Gallery a striking new work inspired by the ancient statue of Laocoön that was excavated in Rome in 1506 under Michelangelo’s very eyes. The piece shows a cyclopean head of Laocoön composed with shattered rubble, which emerges from the soil as if it were coming up from the deep to take a breath. In a number of smaller scale explorations and preparations also set to be exhibited, the iconic original in its entirety is handled using wax, engulfing Laocoön and his sons with snake coils that become tentacles or strands of DNA.




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