Phillip King b. 1934
T01361 Dunstable Reel 1970
Painted steel, 77½ x 199½ x 162¼ (197 x 507 x 413).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Rowan Gallery, July 1970; The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971 (24, repr. in colour and black-and-white).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp.65–71.
The sculpture is in an edition of three, plus one artist’s copy. The second version belongs to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the third to Leicestershire Education Authority. King’s conception of Dunstable Reel’ arose from seeing his sculptures ‘Call’ and ‘Blue Blaze’ on exhibition at his one-man show at the White-chapel Gallery 1968…