Bruce McLean
Six Sculptures 1967–8

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Bruce McLean born 1944
Six Sculptures
Date 1967–8
Medium 6 photographs, gelatin silver prints on paper, typewritten caption on card
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 505 x 787 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Not on display

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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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