Zoltan Kemeny Gravitations Sentimentales 1958

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Artist
Zoltan Kemeny 1907–1965
Title
Gravitations Sentimentales
Date 1958
Medium Copper and wood
Dimensions Object: 860 x 708 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Kate Maremont Foundation 1974
Reference
T01853
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Zoltan Kemeny 1907-1965

T01853 Gravitations sentimentales (Forces imbued with Feeling) 1958

Inscribed 'KEMENY' b.r., 'KEMENY LC19' and '32' on wooden backing, and 'KEMENY 32' on back of copper sheet
Copper elements on copper backing, with wooden support, 33 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 6 1/4 (86 x 71 x 16). The depth given here, 6 1/4in (16cm), includes the wooden support 1 1/16 in (2.7cm) deep
Presented by the Kate Maremont Foundation 1974
Prov: Mr and Mrs Arnold H. Maremont, Chicago (purchased from the artist through the Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, 1960); Kate Maremont Foundation
Exh: Zoltan Kemeny, Kunsthaus, Zurich, April-May 1959 (29, repr.); Documenta II, Kassel, July-October 1959 (Kemeny 1, repr.); Zoltan Kemeny, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, November 1959 (32); The Maremont Collection, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, April 1961 (160); Treasures of 20th Century Art from the Maremont Collection, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC, April-May 1964 (198); Zoltan Kemeny, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, October-December 1966 (23); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 1967 (23); Tate Gallery, March-April 1967 (5, repr.); Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, April-June 1967 (21)
Lit: Gaétan Picon and Ewald Rathke, Kemeny: Reliefs en Métal (Paris 1973), No.43, p.208, repr. p.57
Repr: Quadrum, VII, 1959, p.59; Michel Ragon, Zoltan Kemeny (Neuchâtel 1960), pl.32

This relief was made from parts of car radiators soldered together and to the background.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.385-6, reproduced p.385


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