William Turnbull Spring Totem 1962–3

Artwork details

Artist
William Turnbull 1922–2012
Title
Spring Totem
Date 1962–3
Medium Rosewood and bronze
Dimensions Object: 895 x 1480 x 432 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01383
Not on display

Catalogue entry

William Turnbull b. 1922

T01383 Spring Totem 1962–1963

Not inscribed.
Bronze and rosewood; variable dimensions, but dimensions when movable element rests on horizontal member are 35¼ x 58¼ x 17 (89.5 x 148 x 43).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, October 1963 (1, repr. ); Newport Harbor Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, California, March–April 1966 (13, repr.); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1971 (47, repr. twice, with movable element in different positions).
Lit: Richard Morphet, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, 1971, pp. 106–21.
Repr: Das Kunstwerk, 8/XVII, February 1964, p. 22, as ‘Ohne Titel’.

See entry on T01382.

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

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