65 Weeks – Nic Joly’s New Series

Pret’s Christmas in July
July 20, 2021
Head for the Country
July 30, 2021

The new 65 Weeks release from Nic Joly is the British sculptor’s most intimate and ambitious series to date. A personal sketchbook of the weeks following Boris Johnson’s announcement of a UK lockdown, the ten 3D wall sculptures were handmade in his Hampshire studio, making each one unique.

Featuring his signature miniature figures, the small-scale works boast handwritten elements and intricate details, including hand-cut tissue paper and replica mobile phones. Available in an extremely limited edition of just 65, they are both humorous – including a raunchy sex scene and the toilet paper panic-buying fiasco – and poignant, exploring Nic’s struggle with depression and the love he feels for his wife and children.

Nic, who has also created an NHS-inspired artwork, says: “When we all woke up on 23rd March 2020, none of us could really understand how our whole world was about to change forever. We were all suddenly given a focus, a spotlight in our lives and the world we live in. I wanted to do something hopeful. Smiles are far more contagious than any virus will ever be.”

65 Weeks set of 10 £8,500

Certainty £695

Contagion £995

Cutting Shapes £995

Double Tap £995

Fact £695

Light My Fire £995

Lockdown Weeks £995

Realisation £995

Stars Above You £995

The Black Dog £995

See the full collection here

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