Tim Scott Wine 1969

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Artwork details

Artist
Tim Scott born 1937
Title
Wine
Date 1969
Medium Perspex and steel
Dimensions Object: 1613 x 5359 x 4369 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01368
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Tim Scott b. 1937

T01368 WINE 1969

Not inscribed.
Perspex sheets and steel tubes, 63½ x 211 x 172 (161 x 536 x 437).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, December 1969 (no number, repr. in colour); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June August 1971 (32, repr.).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 72–85.

‘Wine’ is in an edition of two.

The sculpture comprises two perspex sheets attached to a structure of diagonal steel tubes which form a cross. Unlike ‘Trireme’, the metal structure does not enclose a volume of space. The artist said that this was the first work in which he had not only raised the coloured sheets from the ground but also had not attempted to contrast them to solid volumes of colour as he had done in ‘Quinquereme’. In this sculpture areas of space are defined only by thin colour sheets. In this work the sheets are only ¿ in. thick, instead of the ¼ in. thickness which he uses usually so that the sheets may curve to accord with the steel poles.

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

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