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Great London Sculptures: The Broad Family by Xavier Corberó in Broadgate

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The Broad Family is a series of sculptures on a massive scale but is a family portrait of two parents with a child and even a dog with a ball. Although the family is created in an abstract form, if you look closer, two highly polished shoes can be seen peeking from under the child’s figure. This surreal aspect shows the artist ability to use materials and space and offers the odd surprise.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Xavier Corberó was a Catalan sculptor, best known for his public sculpture and was also the designer of the 1992 Summer Olympics medals.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Corberó was born in 1935 in Barcelona and studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the artist acquired an house and plot of land in Esplugues de Llobregat, a village in the outskirts of Barcelona, and developed a complex for artists and exhibition spaces. The complex also houses a significant sample of Corberó’s sculptures and personal collections.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Corberó had his first individual exhibition in Munich in 1963 and had exhibitions in New York City, Japan, and many European cities. His large sculptures can be seen in Barcelona, London, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Beirut, Kuwait City, Chicago, and New York City.

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