Bad Copies: the drawings of Phyllida Barlow (No. 65)
Henry Moore Institute
228mm x 168mm
18 colour illustrations
Phyllida Barlow has described her drawings as 'bad copies': rough approximations of things she has seen. In these works, she takes forms and objects from the real world and reconfigures them in line with her own sculptural concerns. This practice of drawing has ran alongside and informed the making of her three-dimensional work throughout her career.
In 2011 she revisited her archive of drawings, looking back at the process of her sculptural development. This text marks this moment of review and accompanies Bad Copies, the first exhibition of drawings from the archive.
This journal features an essay on Phyllida Barlow's drawings by Sophie Raikes, as well as an interview between the artist and curator, and an introduction by Lisa Le Feuvre.
- Published to accompany the exhibition: Phyllida Barlow: Bad Copies