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Blade of Venus

William Turnbull

Canary Wharf
London E14 4PA
Tube Canary Wharf; DLR Canary Wharf

Owner Canary Wharf Plc

'The Blade of Venus' series of bronzes originate in the shape of Japanese swords and Chinese chopping knives. The metamorphosis of these hidden references adds an element of ambiguity and a compelling figurative identity. William Turnbull's bronzes are distinguished by rich contrast in surface, patina and detail which creates a kind of skin.

Turnbull studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. After World War II he lived for a brief time in Paris before returning to London.

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