Tim Scott Bird in Arras VI 1969

Artwork details

Artist
Tim Scott born 1937
Title
Bird in Arras VI
Date 1969
Medium Perspex and steel
Dimensions Object: 2699 x 2915 x 2178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01370
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Tim Scott b. 1937

T01370 Bird in Arras VI 1969

Not inscribed.
Perspex sheet and steel tube, 106¼ x 114¾ x 85¾ (270 x 291.5 x 218).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, December 1969 (repr. in colour, no number); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1971 (34, repr. in two different views).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp.72–85.

The sculpture is in an edition of two.

In T01370 the bolts fixing the sheets to the poles also act visually to stabilise the area of colour onto the poles.

The artist said (conversation with the compiler, 21 March 1972) that he realised that the strutted arrangement of coloured sheets could be extended indefinitely. The most recent sculpture in the series ‘Bird in Arras VIII’ is 20 ft. high and 50 ft. long.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.

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