Tim ScottPeach Wheels 1961-2

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Artist
Tim Scott (born 1937)
Title
Peach Wheels
Date 1961-2
MediumWood and glass
Dimensionsobject: 1219 x 1372 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01215
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Tim Scott b. 1937

T01215 Peach Wheels 1961–62

Not inscribed.
Painted wood and glass, 48 x 54 x 36 (122 x 137.2 x 91.5).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Coll: Anthony Caro 1967.
Exh: New General ion, Whitechapel Art Gallery, March–April 1965 (21, repr. in colour); Whitechapel Art Gallery, March-April 1967 (6, repr. in colour); Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, March–April 1969 (3); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1971 (25, repr.).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 73–85.

T01215 comprises two pairs of painted wooden wheels separated from each other by a vertical glass sheet. The sculpture is in an edition of three.

The artist told the compiler that ‘Peach Wheels’ is closely related to ‘Round Midnight’ 1961. In ‘Round Midnight’ the two sets of wooden wheels painted blue are the same size, but one set appears larger because it is painted a lighter shade of blue. In ‘Peach Wheels’ the two sets of wheels arc the same colour but of different size. The sets of wheels are arranged on axes at right angles to each other; the outer edge of one of the large wheels runs flush with the edge of the glass sheet and with the edge of one of the smaller wheels. Such an arrangement is intended to strengthen the appearance of the regularity of the forms… (read more)

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