Paul Neagu Rocking Hyphen (Edge Runner) 1983

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Artwork details

Artist
Paul Neagu 1938–2004
Title
Rocking Hyphen (Edge Runner)
Date 1983
Medium Ash and steel
Dimensions Object: 520 x 1830 x 770 mm, 17 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Curwen Gallery 1988
Reference
T05032
Not on display

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Rocking Hyphen (Edge Runner) is made of nine wooden beams, held together by rusted bolts and steel rods. The ‘Hyphen’ is an open rectangle supported by three legs. This shape recurs frequently in Neagu’s sculpture. The form was originally developed in the context of his performances.

Neagu observed ‘Hyphen is my recurrent instrument of work as the plough is for the farmer. Conceptually it relates the essence of the earth to the body of man and to the ideas of the harvest’.

August 2004

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