Phillip KingTra-La-La 1963

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Artist
Phillip King (born 1934)
Title
Tra-La-La
Date 1963
MediumPlastic
Dimensionsobject: 2743 x 762 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01206
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King was one of a number of sculptors who first gained recognition under the label ‘New Generation’, a title derived from an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1965.These artists used bright colours and new materials, such as plastic and fibreglass to make sculpture that defied established conventions. Solidity and weightiness gave way to light, open and witty pieces such as this.

May 2007

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