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The Frank Cohen Exhibition

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A striking skeleton car made from artificial bones is one of the dramatic masterpieces going on display at an industrial unit near Wolverhampton.

A striking skeleton car made from artificial bones is one of the dramatic masterpieces going on display at an industrial unit near Wolverhampton.

The sculpture is one of the fascinating artworks, which make up self-made millionaire Frank Cohen's unique collection exploring modern Indian culture.

Passage To India Part II is the sixth exhibition to be held at Initial Access on the Calibre Industrial Park, Four Ashes.

It opens on Tuesday and will showcase a selection of paintings and sculptures by a new generation of artists from India.

The Frank Cohen Collection has been acquiring works of sculpture and painting from India over the past two years, visiting studios and galleries throughout the country.

Manchester-born Frank, aged 65, said: "My roots go back to the Midlands. I started out in the wallpaper and painting business and had 50 DIY shops in places like Wolverhampton and Walsall.

"By sheer chance I met an art contact who lived in the Midlands. I was using expensive London warehouses so it made sense to use this area as it's halfway between London and Manchester.

"I've been going to India for 20 years on vacation, I love India. The work in the exhibition is so colourful and very interesting, and of very good quality."

Initial Access opened in January 2007. It is made up of two refurbished warehouses that take up 10,000 sq ft.

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