N06035 DRAGONFLY 1951
Iron mobile, length 116 (295).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1951.
Repr: Art d'Aujourd'hui, IV, No.2, 1953, p.7.
Made in 1951 as a model for a large work to be presented by the Contemporary Art Society, but the Trustees decided to accept it in its present form. The work belongs to a series of mobiles which the artist began to experiment with in 1947, and which culminated in the complex structures of 1950–1, notably the iron and copper ‘Fisheater’ commissioned by the Arts Council in 1951.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I