Bruce McLean Six Sculptures 1967–8

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Artist
Bruce McLean born 1944
Title
Six Sculptures
Date 1967–8
Medium 6 photographs, black and white, on paper with typewritten caption on card
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 505 x 787 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01740

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Over a year McLean made these six sculptures from natural materials. He returned them to the environment, so these photographs are the only record of their existence. The sculptures demonstrate McLean’s interest in time and its passing. With Floataway Sculpture, the water currents break up the sculpture, transforming the piece into an event. In his continuing attempts to resist the commodification of the art object, McLean later moved to performance and Body art.

May 2007

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