Lynn Chadwick
Twister I 1962

Artwork details

Lynn Chadwick 1914–2003
Twister I
Date 1962
Medium Steel
Dimensions Object: 635 x 305 x 130 mm, 7.3 kg
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1969
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Lynn Chadwick b. 1914
T01149 TWISTER I 1962

Not inscribed.
Welded steel, 25×12×5⅛ (63.5×30.5×13).

Presented by Mr Alistair McAlpine 1969.

Coll: Purchased by Alistair McAlpine from the artist through Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.

Exh: Meiji Shobo Touring Exhibition, Japan ? 1964.

According to Tony Reichardt of Marlborough Fine Art, this sculpture was one of a series of welded pieces made when, on the expiry of his contract, the artist felt free not to work for bronze casting. Some of the steel he used was scrap, found in the out-houses of his recently acquired house.

The ‘Twisters’, which are clearly related to his ‘Watchers’, also form a series but have not been generally released by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970

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