Peter Hide born 1944
T01249 Tripod 1970
Mild steel angle, shotblasted and painted, and mild steel plate welded and galvanised, 123½ x 266 x 266 (315 x 676 x 676).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund, Florence Fox Bequest and Elizabeth Pentland Bequest) 1970.
Exh: Peter Hide and Roland Brener, Stockwell Depot, September 1970 (4).
Lit: ‘Roland Brener and Peter Hide—a written discussion’ in Studio Inter- national, CLXXX, 1970, pp. 96–7.
The artist gave the following account of his work (14 July 1971): ‘I conceived the idea in Spring ‘70 and made part of the work then. There was a gap after this while I re-thought the piece but in August I returned to my original idea and completed the work by mid-September. I did, in fact, do a few drawings for the piece but they were of no interest intrinsically (mostly done on odd scraps of paper, walls, etc.)— so I do not have any. Personally, I prefer people just to see the work anyway…