TakisYoung Girl 1956

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Artist
Takis (born 1925)
Title
Young Girl
Date 1956
MediumWood and metal
Dimensionsobject: 450 x 90 x 60 mm, 1 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Erica Brausen 1994
Reference
T06885
Not on display

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Takis is best known for his kinetic sculpture. His early work, however, was strongly influenced by early Greek Art. This small figure recalls both Cycladic sculpture of the period 2800-2300 BC and the work of Alberto Giacometti whose characteristic style Takis encountered when he moved from his native Greece to Paris in 1955. The sculpture was first shown at Erica Brausen's Hanover Gallery in 1956 alongside an edition of six bronzes cast from it. The bronze casts have arms of coiled metal. The original wood compound figure was retained by Ms Brausen and remained in her possession until her death.

September 2004

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