William Tucker Memphis 1965–6

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Memphis
Date 1965–6
Medium Painted fibreglass and resin
Dimensions Object: 768 x 1759 x 1397 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1966
Reference
T00856
Not on display

Catalogue entry

William Tucker b.1935

T00856 Memphis 1965–66

Not inscribed.
Painted fibre glass and resin in three sections, 30¼ x 69¼ x 55 (77 x 176 x 140); each section 15 x 53 x 1(38 x 135 x 46.5).
Purchased from the artist through the Rowan Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1966.
Repr. Studio International, CLXXII, 1966, p. 172.

‘Memphis’ is one of an edition of three, of which another is in the collection of the British Council. It is also in itself made in three identical sections each with three lobes. This repetition of a triple rhythm has since been one of the most constant themes of Tucker’s work.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1966–1967, London 1967.

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