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'Green Lake Head' (2018) by Emily Young, onyx, 2ft 9½in x 3ft x 9½in (94 x 91 x 24cm), at 'Emily Young: Carving in Time', a joint exhibition between Willoughby Gerrish and Tomasso.

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The joint exhibition, which runs until November 12 at Tomasso’s gallery in Jermyn Street, features nearly two dozen pieces by Young shown alongside sculpture crafted in rare coloured and patterned marbles dating from the classical world through to the Neoclassical period.

“Ever since I curated the exhibition of Emily’s work at the Madonna dell‘Orto for the 2013 Venice Biennale, I’ve yearned to pair her sculptures with others from the ancient and Roman worlds,” said dealer Willoughby Gerrish.

In the catalogue’s forward, Dino and Raffaello Tomasso describe Young’s technique as merging “the 20th century approach of direct carving with a sensibility for surface texture and the pictorial quality of stones steeped in the classical tradition, and follows in the footsteps of the great sculptors of Ancient Greece, the master carvers of the Middle Ages, and the formidable artists of the Renaissance and beyond”.

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Also available to buy at 'Emily Young: Carving in Time', a joint exhibition between Willoughby Gerrish and Tomasso, is this c.1st century AD Roman figure of an athlete, marble, 14½in (37cm), formerly in the collection of John Hewett (1919- 94), the influential London dealer in ethnographic and antiquities.

Prices range from £8000 to £295,000.

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