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. T01341 is one of an edition of three.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.