Exhibition talk
Epstein’s Rock Drill l Transformed by War

Exhibition talk

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.


 

 

 

Epstein’s Rock Drill l Transformed by War

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).