Seventeen Years Apart

As promised, the ever-informative art historian D H Laven has returned to our obscure shores with a lengthy piece on the forgotten sculptor Basil Harker.

There are only four known sculptures by the German-American sculptor Basil Harker. I say ‘known’; in fact, Harker’s oeuvre is not widely recognised at all, owing to the fact it is so small. There are two further impediments; a couple more trees blocking the highway of public interest; a final pair of flies swimming in the habitual ointment. Firstly, Harker’s four pieces are strikingly similar. Secondly, they were created seventeen years apart…

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