Catalogue entry

William Turnbull b. 1922

T01388 3/4/5 1966

Not inscribed.
Steel, painted red and tangerine, 100¼ x 103¿ x 31 (254.5 x 262.5 x 79).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Battersea Park, 1966; IX Bienat, Sao Paolo. 1967 (British Pavilion, Turnbull 3, repr. in colour); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1971 (53, repr.).
Lit: Richard Morphet, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, 1971, pp. 106–21.

The title ‘3/4/5’ refers to the number of changes of direction in each upright. ‘3/4/5’ is one of only two works in which Turnbull uses more than one colour, his aim being to affirm the structural fact that the three elements arc separate units.

See also entry on T01385.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.