Isaac Witkin Alter-Ego 1963

Artwork details

Artist
Isaac Witkin 1936–2006
Title
Alter-Ego
Date 1963
Medium Wood, metal and fibreglass
Dimensions Object: 1664 x 705 x 470 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01392
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Isaac Witkin b. 1936

T01392 Alter-Ego 1963

Not inscribed.
Wood and fibreglass, 65½ x 27¾ x 18½ (166.5 x 71 x 47).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Young British Sculptors, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April–June 1967 (22); and afterwards at Düsseldorf, June–July 1967; The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June–August 1971 (57).
Lit: Michael Compton, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 122–6, repr. p. 32, in colour.
Repr: Quadrum, No. 18, 1965 p. 78; Catalogue of Witkin exhibition, Bennington College, Vermont 1971 (16).

This sculpture is in an edition of four.

‘Alter-Ego’ relates closely to three other sculptures, ‘Birth’ 1962, ‘Night’ 1963 and ‘Dawn’ 1963.

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

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