Solo Exhibition ‘CUTTING EDGE‘, London

26 Apr – 31 May 2017
ContiniArtUK, 105 New Bond Street, London

A retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of solo shows.
Following on from a very successful presentation of my sculpture at Arte Fiera, Bologna earlier this year ContiniArtUK are presenting a retrospective sculpture exhibition spanning 30 years of my artwork (sculpture, drawings and monoprints) 1987 to 2017.
To commemorate this exhibition a new catalogue features all artworks from this exhibition.
Many thanks to Cristian Contini and all at ContiniArt UK for making this exhibition possible.
Short Video Impressions


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Video | Press Release | Catalogue CUTTING EDGE | Photos Private View and Exhibition

Sculpure Exhibition 2017: ContiniART UK presents David Begbie

Arte Fiera Bologna 2017 with ContiniArt

27-30 Jan 2017
Arte Fiera Bologna 2017
Bologna Fiere, Piazza Costituzione 6, Italy
Booth A83, Pavilion 25
with ContiniArt UK

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ContiniArtUK are excited to announce their participation at Arte Fiera Bologna running from the 27th to the 30th January 2017. Under the new direction of Angela Vettese, 2017 sees Arte Fiera celebrate its 41st edition, confirming its identity as the longest running and historically rich art fair in Italy, exhibiting works from three of our most prominent artists, Helidon Xhixha, Omar Hassan and David Begbie.

Read more - In Focus: David Begbie – the world’s leading wire mesh sculptor open/download a pdf of 4 pages



Artists at Arte  Fiera Bologna 2017: Omar Hassan, Helidon Xhixha and David Begbie, Continiartuk
Art fair in Italy - booth with nude wire-mesh sculptures
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, ICON I 2009, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICONII 2009

Fiera Bologna booth with four Begbie sculptures
ARTE FIERA 2017, Bologna - sculpture IPALM, TU 2015, WAN 2015 and ICON I 2009.

Online Auction and Gala Night for "The Project Polunin"

Project Polunin
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March 2017

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CZIN 2016 – a male back sculpture, freestanding on metal base, black finished steelmesh, 75cm height. Above image opens more photographs.
This latest steelmesh sculpture is one of the recent series of single figurative forms both male and female whose subjects are contemporary archetypal expressions of masculine and feminine. CZIN has a particular poise and posture expressing fitness, strength and balance often witnessed in the discipline of contemporary dance and ballet.

CZIN will be my donation for the Online Auction for The Project Polunin Gala(online lots for Project Polunin here).

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Photo Credit Sophie Dunne



Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at the Kiev Choreographic State School and The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever.

Project Polunin at Sadler’s WellsTuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March


Project Polunin is a triple bill of classical and modern pieces. The programme at Sadler’s Wells will include the UK premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev’s Icarus and Tea or Coffee, a company piece choreographed by Andrey Kaydanovskiy. The programme will also feature the world premiere of Echo and Narcissus, a piece co-created by Polunin in collaboration with composer Ilan Eshkeri and photographer and artist David LaChapelle. Polunin previously collaborated with LaChapelle, performing in his interpretation of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’. Eshkeri wrote the music for Polunin’s biographical film Dancer, a film about Sergei Polunin’s life and work that will be released in UK cinemas on 10 March.

The Project Polunin GalaThursday 23rd February 2017


aims to raise funds for a new Project Polunin Production that will premiere at Sadler's Wells, On this site you will find all the necessary information on the Gala and how you can support this amazing Project.

Please note, the online auction website will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
Bidding will resume at 18:00 on Thursday 23rd February 2017 for event attendees only. If you are not attending the event we encourage you to use the ‘Maximum Bid’ feature in order to increase your chances of winning auction items.


Frances Segelman sculpts Sergei PoluninThe Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQTuesday 17 January 2017 (6 - 8.30pm)



Self-taught Frances Segelman has reached the top of the sculpting profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent commissions include Boris Johnson, Lord Julian Fellowes and Joanna Lumley.
Frances Segelman's sculpting event at The Hospital Club includes photographs of Sergei Polunin by award winning photographer Rick Guest, wire mesh art by internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie and life drawing by artist Victoria Perloff.

If you have any questions or queries about The Project Polunin Gala, please do email​ projectpolunin@lillingston.co.uk or alternatively call Eliza or Amy on +44 (0) 207 221 5820.​

New Sculpture 2015 - Fluorescent Torsi in bronze wire-mesh


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In progress: a new series of suspended or wall-mounted torsos - in fluorescent colours.
2 different sizes are available at the studio now before they will be travelling to International art exhibitions. Enquire about availability or ask for more photos here
A female torso series in bronzemesh approx. 65 cm is available in fluorescent red, neon blue, green, orange and lime-yellow: £7,500.00 incl. VAT each.
A life-size torso in approx. 85 cm height is available in fluorescent red, In neon blue, green, orange and lime-yellow: £9,600.00 incl. VAT each.
I am working also on a male torso - ask for photos of work in progress

See all images on page Suspended Sculpture

‘Winter Pride‘ London in 2014

Winter Pride Highlights video (4 min) by Ben Mourra:
www.youtube.com/embed/7HoojWnutdA?
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Winter Pride Indoor Party at Tobacco Docks, London
London will be playing host to its first Winter Pride on 8 February 2014 - a new mid-Winter festival for gay London, Winter Pride (winterprideuk.com) at the capital’s Tobacco Dock (http://tobaccodocklondon.com/): a historic location between Tower Hill and Wapping that has now been transformed into a major exhibitions space.
Winter Pride will seek to bring together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs for a real winter warmer of a party, a fully enclosed, indoor event. It won’t just be about dancing and clubbing, though. The event will also boast a market and community area, and a highlight of the day will be the The Winter Pride UK Awards.

The first ever Winter Pride includes not only an art competition for emerging artists but a breathtaking exhibition of installation art and sculpture from a diverse group of international artists.I am happy to be invited showing NUUDIS and other mesh sculpture at the Awards room!

Read my interview: See More...

Recent Work

Open a pdf catalogue with recent 50 cm figure sculptures here:

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Retrospective

I am happy to confirm the genuine character of a few artworks from earlier years but available for sale.

If you are interested to purchase one of these sculptures please get in touch with me and I can provide details, dimensions and a contact to the owner.
One particular owner I’d like to name is late Frankie Vaughan, all images of earlier work are here.

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A few ‘Begbie’ owners you might know:


Giorgio Armani
Michael Barrymore
Budha Bar, London
Eric Clapton
Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear / BBC)
Harvey Goldsmith (promoter)
George Leventis
Emily Maitlis (BBC News Night)
Debbie Moore (Pineapple Dance studios)
Vidal Sassoon (Haircare Ltd.)
Martina Navratilova
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
Sir Clive Sinclair (C5 car)
Frankie Vaughan (late)

Examples of Corporate Owners




New Video 'Mostly Empty Space'

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Video ‘Mostly Empty Space’ includes subtitles in different languages features an interview and the installation of my bronze-mesh Buddha sculpture at Buddha-Bar, Knightsbridge, London. Many thanks to Jonathan Cronin for a professional and clever production as well as to Heathcliff Blair for the soundtrack!

Congratulations to Jonathan Cronin, who was in the top ten at the 'MOVIE MACHINE DIGITAL CINEMA FESTIVAL with his 4 minute production about my work. It's well worth having a look at the other digital prize winners too: moviemachine.tv/post/top-10-winners-announced-for-movie-machine-digital/

See the collection of all David Begbie videos here

Albemarle Gallery: 5 Sculptors - Exhibition Invitation

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Albemarle Gallery, London
09 Nov - 30 Nov 2013
“5 SCULPTORS”

Featuring works by:
Pabo Atchugarry, Sukhi Barber, David Begbie, Olivier Chalmin and Naomi Press

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More info: See More...

‘BLIND FAITH‘ Brochure 1994

A new digitalised brochure (PDF) of my early steelmesh works is online:
“BLIND FAITH” 1994, 17 pages:

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New Sculpture November 2013

Finished 13th of November: A male and female back composition SOLUS 2013 (copper colour finish, height 50 cm) in different types of lighting. More of the fine sculpture detail become visible in the shadow image with projected lighting, exploring the male and female character. Contact me for larger images and prices.

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‘Solo Salon Sculpture Exhibition‘ in Spitalfields, London


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14 - 29 Oct 2013, Townhouse, 5 Fournier Street
11 am - 5pm daily
Spitalfields, London E1 6QE
See More...

Cork Street Exhibition 2013

9 - 16 Aug 2013, daily 10 am - 6 pm

Cork Street Exhibition, London - UK
28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG

more info

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New sculpture SINTIMATES 2013

Finished in June 2013 - a triple female front sculpture in black finished steel mesh, 51 cm high, see more images
This item is sold.
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New sculpture PNUDIS 2013

Finished in June 2013 - a suspended female torso in red oxide finished steel mesh, 64 cm high, see more images

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'Fine Art Sails' London 2013

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Read the article in COWES YACHTING, Spring Edition 2013 about all artists and the project:
A weekend of Fine Art Sails* racing at the London Boat Show 2013 was won by the boat and crew with my sail 'An Eye for the Buoys’.
Michael Ross' official CNM Estates UK Star Championship regatta award went to Xavier Rohart and Serge Pulfer.
Fine Art Sails is the first-of-its-kind collaboration between World Class Yachting and Internationally acclaimed artists. Established in 2012 by concept founder Michael Ross of CNM Estates, Fine Art Sails invites artists to create original artwork sails. I am delighted to take part!

My artwork for the sail is derived from 'EVE' 2008, a limited edition flat steel-panel sculpture translated into a sail format.

I am particularly impressed by how the origins of the 'Art Sails' idea have transformed from street art and graffiti painting into the initiation of a completely new art form, literally inventing a new 'canvas' on which artists are invited to work. I'm also simply amazed at the momentum and speed at which this project has moved and gathered force since it began in 2012.

The ethos of the 'Art Sails' concept and of Michael Ross' desire to draw together the seemingly disparate worlds of nautical sailing and 'the Arts' is potentially as versatile and expansive as the invited artists can make this concept themselves, culminating in an artwork of truly magnificent proportions. I am pleased and honoured to take part and as the image I have created for this project is derived from an existing sculpture, which in itself is originated from a tiny passport photo, this demonstrates how adaptable and surprising the 'Art Sails' concept actually is.

Fashion Photo at Buddha-Bar

OK! Magazine Fashion Shoot at Buddha-Bar, London depicts ‘TRANSCEND’ 2012

145 Knightsbridge was the location of choice for a fabulous fashion spread in OK! Magazine with latest trends (Issue 874, April 16th 2013).

All images of Buddha-Bar here

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'SOLA'-Flair in Mayfair

March 2013

Installation of a unique steel mesh angel 'SOLA' at Mews of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, London


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If you are visiting Mayfair, London, it might be of interest for you to pay a visit to 'Mews of Mayfair'.
The exquisite restaurant, bar and lounge is the new home of 'SOLA', a bronze-mesh angel sculpture (wing-span of 2,60 metres), thanks to Tanner & Lawson gallery, 59 Columbia Road, London E2, where you can see other examples of my new work and on a Sunday fight your way through the lively flower market to do so!

My Music Tips

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It's good to have the opportunity to once again exhibit 'HEROINE' at SCULPT Gallery in Essex. My Amy Winehouse portrait in steel panel, which will be showing at SCULPT gallery. I'm a great music fan and actually use music to work to in the studio, which is often conducive to creative inspiration. Amy Winehouse's creative talent as well as the Chill-Out Buddha-Bar and electronic genre such as Jan Pulsford's flowing sounds or the Latino Jazz undertones from Plum Busby are examples of music that I like to listen to while I am working. If you'd like to join me for a live gig: Sunday, 3 March 2013, 14-16:30, 'Plum Busby' at Hideaway, London, SW16. I'll be there for the Sunday lunch and Extravaganza!