William Tucker Shuttler B 1970

Artwork details

Artist
William Tucker born 1935
Title
Shuttler B
Date 1970
Medium Wood, creosote and hinges
Dimensions Object: 1968 x 2000 x 1810 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01816
Not on display

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One of William Tucker’s aims during the 1970s was to focus on the essential qualities of sculpture, in contrast to any other art form.

Works such as this are difficult to ‘read’ visually, despite their apparent simplicity. As with many minimal objects, it is impossible to grasp its structure at a glance; you must move around the sculpture physically in order to understand its form. In this sense, Tucker succeeded in producing works that are the opposite of images.

August 2004

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