With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us we were just thinking it was about time that one of our favourite (and the contemporary art loving nations best-loved) sculpture artists, Doug Hyde put in his annual show-stopping compositional appearance. And right on cue, here it/he is. Asking us if we can cast our minds back and actually recall what our loved ones gifted us last Valentine’s Day (or conversely, what we afforded them?), the hugely popular Hyde hereby presents something which might jog some of our memories and if not, a vision of which will ensure that nobody will forget in a hurry this time around; specifically provided in the hopelessly romantic shape and form of Hyde’s ‘Key to My Heart’ ceramic.
Limited from launch to a somewhat fleeting 395 hand-signed sculptured editions, this 5” x 10” offering is destined to strike a chord (and tug a few heartstrings at the same time) with recipients this February, not least because it’s so disarmingly cute. Which if anything, is a recurrent hallmark of Hyde going about his highly illustrative business over the years. Available to reserve or order in store or online as we pen this, our advice would be to not deliberate over it too long, on account of predicted demand for this heart-warming sentimental iteration.