Chesterfield Properties Sculpture, 1981 – Photograph

Series nameSlides from the 1980s & 1990s

This vividly coloured glass sculpture was commissioned by Roger Wingate of Chesterfield Properties for an office block in Wembley Park, London in 1981. The translucent coloured glass sculpture was 510 cm long, and weighed 3 tons. The building was subsequently leased to the Levi Strauss clothing company, who boxed in the sculpture because the chairman thought it was too obscene for public display.

Date of Creation / Publication1981
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/SS/1980/2
CopyrightValerie Murray Chandra
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Valerie Murray Chandra
Series notesThis group of slides feature the making of and the final product of one of Chandra's most controversial colour-glass sculptures, measuring 510cm. This was the last corporate commission for a large-scale mural that Chandra undertook.
Collection notesThe Avinash Chandra Collection is divided by decades and a grouping featuring selected slides. The 1950s to 1980s sections feature exhibition catalogues, photographs of paintings, drawings and murals and promotional material. The selections of 35mm slides depict Chandra's art work over the decades.