Bruce McLean Pose Work for Plinths I 1971

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Artist
Bruce McLean born 1944
Title
Pose Work for Plinths I
Date 1971
Medium 12 photographs, black and white, on paper on board
Dimensions Support: 746 x 686 mm
frame: 775 x 710 x 24 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03273
Not on display

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Originally conceived as a performance at the Situation Gallery in 1971, McLean's poses are an ironic and humorous commentary on what he considered to be the pompous monumentality of Henry Moore's large plinth-based sculptures. The artist later had himself photographed, repeating the poses, to create three permanent works, two of which are shown here.

August 2004

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