Jacob Epstein and the Significance of 'Rock Drill'
13 November 2009
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Jacob Epstein, Rock Drill, (Reconstruction by Ken Cook and Ann Christoper RA after the dismantled original), 1913-15, Polyester resin, metal and wood 205 x 141.5 cm In 1974, Ann Christopher RA and her husband, foundryman Ken Cook, reconstructed Jacob Epstein’s seminal work Rock Drill for the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition ‘Vorticism and its Allies’. They join Dr Richard Cork, curator of both ‘Vorticism and its Allies’ and ‘Wild Thing’, to revisit the 1974 exhibition, explore the significance of Epstein’s Rock Drill, and consider its outstanding place in the history of modern British sculpture.
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