Saturday 3 October, 2pm
Join Epstein Research Assistant Elin Morgan for an in-depth look at the exhibition.
Free, everyone welcome. Book your free place in advance by calling the Gallery on 01922 654400.
4 September 2015 – 24 January 2016
Rock Drill (c.1913-15) is Epstein’s most radical and celebrated sculpture, often described as ‘the best thing he has ever done’. The totemic sculpture represents ‘a dramatic, revolutionary moment when sculpture in Britain first became uncompromisingly modern.’ However between the end of 1915 and the beginning of 1916 Epstein destroyed the original Rock Drill, discarding the drill and mutilating the figure, to form the truncated Torso in Metal from Rock Drill (c.1915-16).