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This is one of nine casts from an original work in chiselled brass. According to Ezra Pound it was the first and best of Gaudier's experiments with cut brass, which include 'Doorknocker', also in this display. Here, as in other seemingly abstract works, Gaudier still alludes to recognisable forms. For example, from a certain angle this abstract ornament also resembles a human figure. The work, though small, clearly demonstrates Gaudier's understanding of Cubism: after Alexander Archipenko, he was among the first sculptors to use completely penetrated forms so that the viewer can see right through the sculpture.

August 2004