Kim Lim

Intervals I


Kim Lim 1936–1997
Object: 1829 x 473 x 22 mm
Purchased 1975

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02001 INTERVALS I 1973

Inscribed ‘LIM’ (incised) and ‘73’ (impressed) on one end surface of central spine
Pine, 72×18 5/8× 3/4 (183×47.5×2)
Purchased from the artist (Gytha Trust) 1975

This entry should be read in conjunction with the following entry on ‘Intervals II’. Both are based on information supplied by the artist in reply to questions in November 1975 and March 1977, and have been approved by her.

‘Intervals I’ is in an edition of three examples, in one of which the wood is painted a pale tint. The Tate's example and the other unpainted example were surface treated with polyurethane sealer and sandpapered down to avoid a ‘varnished’ look.

‘Intervals I’ may be displayed in either of two ways. It may be hung upright against a flat wall, resting by its top rung on supports (made as unobtrusive as possible) placed close to its central spine; when displayed in this position, the bottom edge of the work should be between 9 and 20 inches above the floor at the installer's discretion and depending on the scale of the room. Alternatively it may be placed, the central spine almost vertical, with its bottom edge on the floor and its top edge leaning against the wall; in this position the bottom edge should be between 2 and 9 inches away from the wall, again at the installer's discretion.

Although a work in its own right, and in an edition as described above, ‘Intervals I’ is also part of a larger work entitled ‘Intervals I plus II’ 1973, which belongs to the Tate Gallery alone and which is described in the entry (below) on its other component part, ‘Intervals II’.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1974-6: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1978