Michael Kenny Place 1967

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Artwork details

Artist
Michael Kenny 1941–1999
Title
Place
Date 1967
Medium Aluminium
Dimensions Object: 591 x 1041 x 483 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1969
Reference
T01106
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Michael Kenny b. 1941
T01106 PLACE 1967
Not inscribed.
Painted, cast aluminium, 23 1/4×41×19 (59×104×48·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Hanover Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1969.
Exh: Hanover Gallery, February–March 1969 (2, repr.).

T01106 is a unique cast. Some working drawings are in the possession of the artist who wrote (6 April 1969): ‘The sculpture was cast from expanded polystyrene (in which it was originally made), and subsequently worked on in the metal, the base, of course, is not cast. I made the sculpture in 1967 (about April–May I think). It was at a time when my work was changing in material (and form) from direct work in plaster, polystyrene, etc., for subsequent casting in aluminium and bronze, to direct construction in metal (i.e. aluminium) using metal-working techniques. The sculpture in question was I think about the last piece made in cast metal’.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969

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