Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Minotaur by Michael Ayrton, St. Alphage Highwalk, City of London
“Minotaur” by Michael Ayrton, 1973
St. Alphage Highwalk, City of London
London, October 2009

“A nonconformist who challenged Picasso's reign over the art world, Ayrton found in Daedalus a richly complex story of captivity and escape, ingenuity and creativity, flight and fall, success and failure. Ayrton's own journey into the labyrinth set him on a torturous path through life and into the psyche: he came to identify himself not only with the craftsman but also with the Minotaur, representative of the bestial nature hidden within all of us. He ultimately created a new visual syntax that expanded the meaning of the labyrinth in disturbing ways for the twentieth century. The intensity of Ayrton's journey is conveyed in this beautifully produced volume comprising biography, critical analysis, historical context, and an annotated catalogue of the works, many appearing in color.”

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

It's strange, the head looks like it has been added.