Making of Chesterfield Properties Sculpture, 1981 – Photograph

Series nameSlides from the 1980s & 1990s

This image depicts a member of Avinash Chandra’s artistic team working on a translucent coloured glass sculpture designed by Chandra. The sculpture measured 510cm and was commissioned by Roger Wingate of Chesterfield Properties in 1981 for an office block.Unfortunately, the sculpture was eventually boxed in following the lease of the building to Levi Strauss, because the company’s chairman thought it was too obscene for public display. Chesterfield Properties was an avid collector of Avinash Chandra’s art.

Date of Creation / Publication1981
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/SS/1980/1
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.