LIFE-SIZE Sculptures, soundscapes, photography and over 7,000 unique pieces have been brought together for the UK Premiere of a new exhibition in Coventry – Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken.
Presented by Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum the exhibition, Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken marks Daniel Lismore’s 20th year as a living sculpture.
Raised in Coventry, Lismore is an artist, designer, perfumer, stylist, and human rights warrior.
Aiming to inspire visitors to be their true selves, Lismore’s life-sized figurative sculptures are crafted like tapestries and combine works of art, haute couture, and items from his personal collection of nearly 7,000 unique pieces.
The exhibition includes the brand-new piece, ‘GODIVA’ which is decorated with a crown, broken tiaras, chainmail and Swarovski crystals.
Inspired by the legend of Lady Godiva, the piece was made for Coventry Moves and created in collaboration with Vortex Creates.
The exhibition opens during Coventry City of Culture’s month of ‘Hope’.
Francis Nielsen, Cultural & Creative Director of The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, said: “We are so excited for visitors to finally be able to see this breath-taking exhibition.
“Each of Lismore’s sculptures is unique, but together they form a united cohort, standing in solidarity, celebrating diversity and activism.”
The exhibition launched yesterday (February 18) and runs until June 26, 2022.
Book your free tickets now via coventry2021.co.uk.