Catalogue entry

Michael Bolus b. 1934

T01354 1st Sculpture 1966

Not inscribed.
Painted aluminium, 24 x 36 x 24 (61 x 91.5 x 61).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (16, repr.).
Lit: Richard Morphet, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, p. 61.

In ‘1st Sculpture’, 1966, an image like two Christmas trees attached at their tops by a tube is wrapped twice around a regular cylinder that lies inconsequentially on its side. The complementary images interlock. This dovetailing of shapes, and the division between them, were suggested by the seams of a tennis ball.

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