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Yorkshire Sculpture Park show marks Arts Council Collection's 70th anniversary

Roger Hirons: Seizure Image copyright Roger Hiorns/Nigel Roddis
Image caption Seizure by Roger Hirons is a crystal-covered flat in Elephant and Castle removed and preserved by the Arts Council

Works by world renowned artists including Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono are to form part of a new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

'At Home' is the first in a series of exhibitions at the attraction near Wakefield to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection.

Other artworks on show include pieces by pop-artist Roy Lichtenstein, Sophie Calle and sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

The exhibition runs from 19 March to 3 July.

Image copyright Damien Hirst and Science Ltd
Image caption Relationships by Damien Hirst
Image copyright Sophie Calle
Image caption The Tie by Sophie Calle is emblazoned with a poetic text about a man she met and the tie he wore

The show will mark the reopening of the park's Bothy Gallery, following its recent refurbishment.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) said: "The exhibition references the gallery as former dwelling, but also the sense of YSP as a sanctuary for many and our continued work with hard-to-reach communities, including those who have made the region their home whether by choice or forced migration."

The Arts Council Collection features nearly 8,000 works by more than 2,000 artists.

It was formed when the Arts Council of Great Britain was founded in 1946.

Image copyright Yoko Ono
Image caption All White Chess Set by Yoko Ono

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