Thomas HOUSEAGO, a belatedly discovered English artist by a Miami-based collector

Thomas HOUSEAGO, a belatedly discovered English artist by a Miami-based collector

Ignored in Europe by the world of contemporary
art, Thomas Houseago, a British sculptor, left for the United States in 2003 –
and more precisely for Los Angeles – when he was 40. He first worked on
construction sites to eke out an existence. Overnight, Thomas, being inspired
and tireless, brings sculptures into being by shaping material into misshapen
human bodies. Houseago is then quickly spotted by a family collector from
Miami. That is how Houseago begins to rise in the world of art, his work being
at last recognised. While discovering Thomas Houseago’s story, one can question
the art value construction process and the recognition by the art institutions
and market. This is therefore a first retrospective of this artist presented by
the City of Paris Musuem of Modern Art from March 15th to July 14th,
2019. “Learn more

Thomas Houseago, Walking Man, 1995 Plâtre, fer, jute 150 x 61 x 88 cm Collection Elsa Cayo, Bruxelles © Thomas Houseago. Photo : Elsa Cayo  © ADAGP, Paris, 2018