Kenneth Armitage
People in the Wind 1950

Artwork details

Artist
Kenneth Armitage 1916–2002
Title
People in the Wind
Date 1950
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 648 x 400 x 343 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Reference
T00366
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1950

Display caption

This sculpture was exhibited in the British section of the 1952 Venice Biennale, along with works by Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Meadows and others. Though in his catalogue essay, Herbert Read associated their art with Cold War anxieties, Armitage’s work was often humorous or faintly erotic.

September 2016

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