William Tucker Cats Cradle 3 1971

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Cats Cradle 3
Date 1971
Medium Stainless steel
Dimensions Object: 1632 x 2610 x 1499 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01817
Not on display

Catalogue entry

William Tucker b.1935

T01817 Cat’s Cradle 3 1971

Not inscribed.
Stainless steel, brazed, sprayed with zinc paint, 64¼ x 102¾ x 59 (163 x 262 x 150).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Coll: Kasmin Gallery; Waddington Galleries; Alistair McAlpine; Waddington Galleries.
Exh: British Sculptors ‘72, Royal Academy of Arts, January–March 1972 (64);XXXVI Biennale, Venice, June–October 1972(British Pavilion, unnumbered, repr. in colour); William Tucker. John Walker. Plastiken. Bilder. Grafiken, Hamburg Kunstverein, January–February 1973 and Museum Bochum, March–April 1973 (5,repr.); Serpentine Gallery, October 1973 (unnumbered, repr. and in colour).
Lit: Andrew Forge, in Venice Biennale catalogue (and reprinted in Serpentine Gallery catalogue); William Tucker, ‘Sculpture and Architecture: an introduction to my recent work’ in Studio International, CLXXXIII, June 1972, pp.241–3 (repr.)

‘Cat’s Cradle 3’ is the third in a series of four sculptures made in the spring and early summer of 1971.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975.

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