Alison Wilding RA

Alison Wilding’s 70th. birthday was celebrated last night with a spectacular display of fireworks bursting over Stepney Green:-

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Rachel Whiteread gave a speech in which she reminisced about what Alison was like as a teacher at Brighton Polytechnic, her time as a studio assistant (unmentioned in the recent monograph about Alison’s work) and the importance of Alison’s solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in 1985, alongside another by Louise Bourgeois.

I am posting in her honour a photograph of the very beautiful small sculpture which we have on temporary loan:-

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