Kim LimIntervals II 1973

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Artist
Kim Lim (1936‑1997)
Title
Intervals II
Date 1973
MediumPine
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1975
Reference
T02002

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T02002 INTERVALS II 1973

Inscribed ‘LIM’ (incised) and ‘73’ (impressed) on one end of the central spine of each of the two elements
Two pine units, each 72×8 3/4× 7/8 (183×22×2)
Overall dimensions when installed variable within specific limits
Purchased from the artist (Gytha Trust) 1975
Repr: Catalogue of 1977 Hayward Annual Hayward Gallery, May–September 1977, p.47 (showing four of its several permitted variant arrangements).

This work is in an edition of three examples, all unpainted. There were no drawings for it (or for ‘Intervals I’). Kim Lim had the materials for both sculptures unused in her studio for about a year before formulating the works. The initial inspiration for her sculptures comes usually (as on this occasion) from her response to materials she has around her. She then works, from the start, in the scale she intends to use. For the Tate's works she made full-size maquettes in the same material she intended for the final sculptures. Not being machine-cut, these maquettes were destroyed after the finished works had been cut to specifications, jointed and glued (by a woodwork firm)… (read more)

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