John Hoskin Standing Figure 1960

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
John Hoskin 1921–1990
Title
Standing Figure
Date 1960
Medium Steel
Dimensions Object: 533 x 724 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1961
Reference
T00412
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00412 STANDING FIGURE 1960
 
Not inscribed.
Mild steel, 21×28 1/2×7 (53×73×18), on wooden base, 1 3/4×10 3/4×7 1/2 (6×27×19).
Purchased from the Matthiesen Gallery (Knapping Fund and Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: Matthiesen Gallery, February–March 1961 (11).
Repr: Studio, CLXII, 1961, p.70.

The artist wrote (15 May 1961): ‘The piece you have is one of a series of standing figures which I started in October 1959. It is the first work in which I used sheet steel in conjunction with welding rods, fused together, following the use of sheet steel for the Christ at Bristol.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

About this artwork