Michael Bolus b. 1934
T01352 11th Sculpture 1963
Painted steel, 36¼ x 68¼ x 27¿ (92 x 173.5 x 71).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: The Alistair Ale Alpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (14, repr.).
Lit: Richard Morphet, in catalogue of The Alistair Ale Alpine Gift, 1971, p. 56.
The sheets in ‘11th Sculpture1 have something of the unassertive factuality of cut and folded sheets of paper. This piece typifies Bolus’s obsession with continuity through and over disjunctions. The painted line is for him analogous with a vein running through discrete stones which were once one substance.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.