Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Two Forms on a Rod 1948–9, cast c.1961

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Two Forms on a Rod
Date 1948–9, cast c.1961
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 527 x 641 x 324 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1961
Reference
T00456
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Display caption

Two amorphous objects are impaled on a rigid rod. This discomforting combination, hinting at sexual imagery while remaining abstract, is reminiscent of the Surrealist sculptures produced in the late 1920s and early 1930s by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Paolozzi had moved to Paris in 1947 and befriended the older artist.

August 2004

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