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Multiple Store Young Olympians

News from Our Suppliers: Nicholas Sharp’s Multiple Store at Multiplied from 14th October

Nicholas Sharp, one of AWAD’s early supporters, also runs The Multiple Store that specialises in commission of new Multiples (editions in 3-D) by leading contemporary artists including: Fiona BannerDavid BatchelorKeith CoventryAnya GallaccioLanglands & BellCornelia ParkerSimon PeritonAlison Wildingand Paul Winstanley.

The Multiple Store will be at the Multiplied Art Fair from 14th October that is hosted at Christie’s South Kensington. The Multiple Store has recently launched a major new edition in bronze by Scottish sculptor Kenny Hunter, winner of the first Spitalfields Sculpture Prize. For further information, please contact The Multiple Store

Young Olympians

The concentrated gaze of the athletes signifies that moment of mental preparation which immediately precedes action. The pose is self-conscious and evokes the awkwardness and vulnerability but also the raw intensity and strength of conviction of youth. Beyond the world of athletics, with its inherent political and ethical conflicts, we can discern from the athletes’ faces the journey from innocence to experience.

Image: ‘Young Olympians’, Painted bronze, 60×19x1cm each figure, Ed. of 11  (Courtesy of The Multiple Store)

‘’I have selected to work with athletes who are solo competitors, I am attracted to their solitary pursuit and their internal struggles. As with all my previous projects there is a blending of Ancient Greek influences and historical precedents in the work. As a group of sculptures they contain inner dialogues, they relate to the traditions of athletic sculpture, yet resolutely represent the time that they were made, most importantly they display none of the traditional notions of idealised perfection, instead there are contradictions and tensions.’

Sculptor Kenny Hunter has had recent solo exhibitions at the New Arts Centre, Salisbury (2009), Tramway, Glasgow (2008) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2006).

In March 2010 he won the inaugural Spitalfields Sculpture Prize. His work ‘I Goat ‘ will be sited in Bishops Square, Spitalfields from November 2010.

Kenny Hunter’s work has been acquired by the Scottish Arts Council Collection, the British School at Athens, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.


In addition to running The Multiple Store, Nicholas Sharp is a solicitor at Swan Turton LLP, media solicitors,  who have a specialist Photography and Visual Arts section which offers legal advice and support to galleries, dealers, trade associations and individual artists. They provide advice on copyright, moral rights and other intellectual property rights issues, and on the specialised contracts required for exhibitions, commissions, licensing, residencies, funding and agency and dealer relationships etc. Take a look at Swan Turton’s website for more information.

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