"In the large bronze gorillas, the distinct lack of pomposity, combined with a hitherto unseen level of scale and gravitas, means a particularly timely relation between the unreal, the abject and the monumental" (Sarah Craddock cited in: Exh. Cat., Bristol, Arnolfini, Angus Fairhurst, 2009, p. 71).
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly cooler in the original.
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