Episode 2: Sculptors of Rhodes / Deacon

Reflections: Then & Now


These two works of art, connected by a single title, speak to each other across centuries. The first is an ancient classical sculpture depicting Laocoon and his two sons being crushed to death by snakes. The second is Richard Deacon’s abstract, beechwood sculpture. These two compelling pieces look nothing alike and yet they are bound by the same extraordinary energy and story.

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