David AnnesleyJump 1965

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Artist
David Annesley (born 1936)
Title
Jump
Date 1965
MediumPainted steel
Dimensionsobject: 1140 x 1575 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01341
Not on display

Catalogue entry

David Annesley b. 1936

T01341 Jump 1965

Not inscribed.
Painted steel, 44¿ x 62 x 11 (114 x 157.5 x 28).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, March-April 1966; The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (3, repr.).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 37–48.

Like ‘Godroon’, ‘Jump’ contains the idea of a form capable of infinite extension; a half-scale shape is carried on the back of a full-scale one suggesting the possibility of further development, down through the floor and up into the air. Annesley has called it ‘a reality joke’. It is also perhaps a reminder of his interest in Paul Klee’s ‘serious jokes’. The shapes used were obtained by sawing steel pipes in half… (read more)

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