NIC FIDDIAN-GREEN

PRESS COVERAGE

2014

Robb Report October 24th 2014

Horse Power
Sheila Gibson Stoodley
Indelible equestrian forms harness their creator’s strength.

At his darkest hour, an English sculptor received a powerful vote of confidence. In 2006, when Nic Fiddian-Green was diagnosed with leukemia, things became so grim that his wife, Henrietta, phoned Britain’s Lady Carole Bamford and suggested she find someone else to create the 27-foot-tall horse head sculpture she had commissioned. Bamford declined, saying she would wait for Nic to recover. He cannot recall if his wife told him this in the hospital, but he does remember that sculpting was good medicine. “My heart rate would go up,” he says of the time he spent sitting in bed fashioning models from plaster. “That’s what they [his doctors] wanted.”

Lady Bamford’s steadfastness was rewarded—her horse head, finished in 2009, now graces her Gloucestershire estate—and Fiddian-Green, now cancer-free, is constructing a studio near Castello di Reschio (see “Working the Rooms”). He forged a connection with the Umbrian estate four years ago when its owner, Count Antonio Bolza, saw the artist installing his equestrian sculptures (from $14,000 to more than $3 million) at London’s Sladmore Contemporary gallery. Bolza extended an invitation to visit Reschio, and watching Fiddian-Green work on-site prompted the count to launch Art@Reschio, a program of temporary exhibitions at the estate. “It’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever done,” Fiddian-Green says of sculpting there. “If I could do it every day, I would.”

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2014

BBC Country File January 12th 2014

here. Clip available here.

2013

Hedge Magazine November 2013

2013

City Magazine - Brazil 2013
view it online here

2013

Nic Fiddian Green interview on DW 4th October 2013
view it online here

2013

Nic Fiddian Green on the cover of the FT Weekend 15th June 2013

2013

The Times 15th June 2013

2013

The LA Times 15th June 2013
read more here.

2013

The Telegraph 6th June 2013

Interiors: Nic Fiddian-Green's idyllic family home read more here.

2013

Wall Street International

Sladmore Galleries present the full splendour of Nic Fiddian-Green sculpture. Dominating feature ‘Christ Rests In Peace’, 8 feet high, with the savage crown of thorns, cast in lead and finished in gold leaf, expresses a spiritual element at the heart of Nic Fiddian-Green’s work. First seen in Southwark cathedral during Lent and Holy week, 'Christ Head' will make a compelling impact in the window of the Sladmore gallery in Jermyn Street.

Neo-classical horses' heads (inspired by the Greek ideal) are cast in bronze or lead by the ancient ‘lost wax’ method. Nic Fiddian-Green has developed his own meticulous methods of colouration which has recieved recognition all around the world. His 35 foot 'Still Water' in Marble Arch is admired by thousands of visitors. During the summer his monumental sculptures inspire the crowds at Glorious Goodwood, Royal Ascot and Glyndebourne. A long list of distinguished Fiddian-Green collectors include movie stars, best selling writers, landowning grandees and business giants.

At Sladmore Contemporary there will be marble carvings, drawings, and a small collection of new bronzes, also smaller studies for the Christ head. His working environment is sometimes described as more like a blacksmith’s forge or workshop than a conventional artist’s studio.

read the full article here.

2013

Tatler

2013

Architektur & Wohnen

2013

Porsche Magazine

2013

BBC Radio 4 - Weedweek
Libby Purves talks with Nic about his works.

avaiable on iplayer from 27/2/13 here

NIC FIDDIAN-GREEN

By Daily Mail Reporter, 15 October 2012

On his high horse: Artist who crafted 35ft horse's head sculpture scales new heights to clean prominent London landmark himself

  • Nic Fiddian-Green spent Sunday cleaning his 35ft high bronze horse head sculpture Still Water in Marble Arch

An artist who crafted a sculpture of a horse's head in central London was so distressed at the local pigeons making a mess of his landmark he has climbed the 35ft high structure to clean it himself.

Nic Fiddian-Green is known the world over for his incredible signature sculptures of horses inspired by his own chestnut hunter George.

His bronze horse creation Still Water is now a permanent feature in Marble Arch but it appears the pigeons loved it as much as London sightseers - leaving the prominent statue in need of a spring clean.

Tall order: Artist Nic Fiddian-Green is lifted up in a crane to clean his bronze horse sculpture at Marble Arch in London
Tall order: Artist Nic Fiddian-Green is lifted up in a crane to clean his bronze horse sculpture at Marble Arch in London

Tall order: Artist Nic Fiddian-Green is lifted up in a crane to clean his bronze horse sculpture Still Water at Marble Arch in London early on Sunday morning

But after spending hundreds of hours making the Still Water sculpture, Mr Fiddian-Green was determined to take on the tricky job himself early Sunday morning.

The artist was lifted up and suspended over the bronze horse in a cherry picker before proceeding to wash it down with a sponge.

He said: 'It is a great honour that Westminster city council have made this a permanent work of art for the city.

'I am humbled that so many people have written to me and that I am still able to uplift and inspire people as they pass by, rushing to work.'

Mr Fiddian-Green has created numerous works of horses - including the Horse at Water sculpture previously homed in Marble Arch but now moved to Australia.

Inspiring: Nic Fiddian-Green said it was a 'great honour' that the sculpture has been made a permanent landmark
Inspiring: Nic Fiddian-Green said it was a 'great honour' that the sculpture has been made a permanent landmark

Inspiring: Nic Fiddian-Green said it was a 'great honour' that the sculpture has been made a permanent landmark

2013

Nic Fiddian-GreenEvening Standard
Excerpt from an inteview with Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki

2012

Nic Fiddian-GreenThe Daily Telegraph

Nic Fiddian-Green The Evening Standard

2011

Nic Fiddian-GreenThe Times

Nic Fiddian-GreenThe Daily Mirror

Nic Fiddian-GreenClick here to read A Magnificent Obsession. British Sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green's 25-year fascination with the equine form By ANDREW MCKIE in The Wall Street Journal

Nic Fiddian-GreenClick here to read the article on nic in Horse World.

Nic Fiddian-GreenClick here to read Jay Merrick’s perceptive article on the creation of "Artemis" a 30 foot high bronze, written for the Goodwood magazine.

Nic Fiddian-GreenNew Nic Fiddian-Green Hardback Book released. Available from Sladmore Gallery, 32 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NW.

2010

Horse at Water, Marble Arch, LondonThanks to the generosity of the Owners and the foresight and support of Westminster Council the "Marwari" 30 foot Bronze which has become such a well-known feature of central London since its installation in June 2009, will remain at Marble Arch until the Autumn of 2010.

Please click here to see a film of the installation process.

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