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Sisyphos SculpturesOpening reception: Thursday, June 7, 6–8pm June 8–July 27, 201817–19 Davies Street, LondonFranz West, Sisyphos V, 2002, papier-mâché, Styrofoam, cardboard, lacquer, and acrylic, 60 × 48 × 48 inches (152.4 × 121.9 ×121.9 cm) © Archiv Franz WestJune , Sit down in a wood, and immediately ants creep into your shoes, mosquitoes bite, perhaps a bird shits onyou. A serpent might even frighten you, or inspire you to eat an apple. —Franz WestGagosian is pleased to present three large papier-mâché sculptures by Franz West, from theSisyphos series ().Throughout his career, West manipulated everyday materials and imagery in order to examine art’srelation to life and collective experience. From collages and interactive sculptures to tables, seating,and large abstract forms, his works focus on the tensions between public and private, consideringthe controlled behaviors and impulsive actions of the body.Despite their lighthearted ambiguity, West’s sculptures often flirt wit...