Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Doorknocker 1914, cast c.1965

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Doorknocker
Date 1914, cast c.1965
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 171 x 79 x 29 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Kettle's Yard Collection Cambridge 1966
Reference
T00841
Not on display

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Doorknocker is one of a number of similarly-sized objects that Gaudier-Brzeska originally carved in brass. He drew inspiration from Maori jade carvings, creating forms that are abstracted from the body. As with The Imp, the carving takes on an erotic charge.

August 2004

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