15 May, 2018

The Art Block: Phyllis by Holly Hendry

Chewing gum, false nails and fish tank rocks; these are just a few of the materials you’ll spy if you visit Holly Hendry’s new sculpture, Phyllis, standing four-metres tall in our newly opened Duke Street entrance at Selfridges London. The piece tells the story of Phyllis, a Crossrail digging machine so large that she effectively dug her own grave (fun fact: did you know all digging machines have female names?). The RCA graduate’s piece is the first in a series of commissions as part of our new Art Block series which, in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, invites a new artist to take over the block every six months. We think you’ll agree that Holly has kicked proceedings off with monumental force.

See Phyllis on G at the Duke Street entrance of Selfridges London between now and October (see store opening hours).