Born in 1953, Helen Chadwick was a British conceptual artist, notorious for her 'repulsive' artwork. While teaching at the Royal College of Art, she inspired a whole new generation with her innovative and provocative projects, in which she used sensual material such as flesh, flowers, chocolate, and fur.
Chadwick's most famous piece is probably Piss Flowers (1991-2), in which she and her husband urinated in snow and 'planted' bronze sculptures in the cavities it created.
This year would have been her sixtieth birthday, and to commemorate her passing in 1996, the Richard Saltoun gallery is holding a posthumous exhibition called Works from the Estate. It will be the first public display of Chadwick's work in almost ten years, and is free to view until the 28th of June. It is a full sensory experience, with photographs and sculptures ranging from her most active period between 1982-1994.