Tim Scott
Pool V 1971

Artwork details

Tim Scott born 1937
Pool V
Date 1971
Medium Steel and plastic
Dimensions Object: 940 x 1994 x 686 mm
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Tim Scott b. 1937

T01371 Pool V 1971

Not inscribed.
Forged steel and acrylic block, 37 x 78½ x 27 (94 x 119.5 x 68.5).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971
Exh: The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (35).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp.72–85.

T01371 comprises steel strips either attached to or balancing on two acrylic blocks. The artist told the compiler on 21 March 1972 that it is at present only possible to acquire blocks of colourless transparent acrylic. The work represents the artist’s new interest in achieving density and volume through actual mass and weight. The artist believes that the steel strips in fact present a surrealist appearance that he had not intended. He also thinks that the small slab of acrylic should have been larger.

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

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