William Tucker
Anabasis I 1964

Artwork details

William Tucker born 1935
Anabasis I
Date 1964
Medium Plastic and Perspex
Dimensions Object: 1492 x 1099 x 213 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1970
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1960

Display caption

Anabasis I was included in the 1965 New Generation sculpture exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery that heralded a new approach to abstract coloured sculpture, made from new materials such as fibreglass and Perspex, freed from the need for a plinth. Such sculpture was physically part of the contemporary world but also self-contained and non-associative. Anabasis I shows the successive mutation of an interlocking simple cruciform shape: an edged yet curvilinear cross volume interlocks with a rounded version of the same form and finally with a transparent Perspex sheet cut to a plan of the previous form.

October 2013

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