Art The Bourdon Street Chemist, Lucy Sparrow’s latest installation

The Bourdon Street Chemist, Lucy Sparrow’s latest installation

Federica Cimorelli

This is not the first time we have spoken about her, each of her inventions amazes and hypnotises us, she has a maniacal attention to detail, she spends many months creating and the result of her work is always fluffy, extravagant and colourful. We are talking about Lucy Sparrow, the famous British contemporary artist known for her handmade felt works.

On we presented Sparrow Mart and Lucy’s Delicatessen, her two installations exhibited in Los Angeles and New York between 2018 and 2019. Today we want to tell you about The Bourdon Street Chemist, her latest project designed for London.

For her seventh installation and after almost 5 years, Lucy Sparrow returns to the UK, occupies the Lyndsey Ingram Gallery in London and opens the doors to an unusual Pharmacy.
From 18 January to 6 February 2021 you will be overwhelmed by shelves full of personal care products: there will be medicines, toothpaste, aspirins, disinfectants, tampons, plasters, supplements, creams, perfumes, but also condoms, boxes of Viagra, nappies and bottles for personal hygiene. In addition to the Pharmacy, The Bourdon Street Chemist will also feature a Medical Office for serious injuries and illnesses equipped with surgical instruments, human organs and skeletons.

The entry will be open to everyone, you can come in, buy a product or just ask for advice and information, but you must always remember that each item is made of felt and sewn by hand.

If you don’t want to miss the chance to visit The Bourdon Street Chemist and buy one of Lucy’s works you need to book here. Hurry, tickets are limited!

Words by Federica Cimorelli

Written by Federica Cimorelli
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