Joe Tilson Wood Relief No. 17 1961

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Artwork details

Artist
Joe Tilson born 1928
Title
Wood Relief No. 17
Date 1961
Medium Wood
Dimensions Object: 1257 x 956 x 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00480
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00480 WOOD RELIEF NO. 17 1961

Inscr. ‘March 6, 1961’ t.l., ‘Joe Tilson’ t.r., and ‘Wood Relief No. 17, 1961 Joe Tilson 3·0"×4·0"’ b.l.; also numbered grid 1 to 80.
Wood relief construction, 36×48×2 (91·5×122×5).
Purchased from the artist through the New London Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1962.
Exh: New London Gallery, January–February 1962 (3, repr.).

The artist wrote (31 March 1962) that this is the seventeenth of a series of twenty-two wood reliefs made during 1960–1. ‘It is the second of two reliefs using separate block elements... made of various soft woods - Pine and Birch. All the blocks are detachable.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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