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“Part-sculpture, part-shop display, The Tower of Babel is an act of curated commerce,” says Alun Graves, Senior Curator of the Ceramics and Glass collection at the V&A. “It’s about retail as a pastime, and the idea of shopping as a means (or not) to attain happiness. It is about how we identify ourselves as consumers and how we construct our sense of self through the choices we make when buying. Ultimately it’s about who we are, and where we position ourselves in the extraordinary metropolis that is London.” Each of the unique ceramic shop sculptures is available for purchase through the V&A shops and are priced differently depending on their location on the installation.

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