T00227 FORMS ON A BOW 1949
Cast brass, 19×25×8 1/2 (48·5×63·5×21·5).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1958.
Coll: C.A.S. 1951–8.
Exh: (a) The plaster: Les Mains éblouies, Galerie Maeght, Paris, October 1949 (31 or 32), as ‘Sculpture’; 1950 Aspects of British Art, I.C.A., December 1950-January 1951 (23). (b) The brass: British Council, New Aspects of British Sculpture, Venice Biennale, 1952 (British Pavilion, 143); British Council tour, Young British Sculptors, U.S.A. and Canada, 1955–6 (46); British Council tour, Victor Pasmore, Eduardo Paolozzi..., Venice Biennale, 1960 (British Pavilion, C), and Belgrade, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Scandinavia, 1960–1 (30).
Repr: Art d'Aujourd'hui, série 4, No.2, March 1953, p.7.
This, the only cast, was commissioned by the C.A.S. when the plaster was shown at the I.C.A. exhibition of 1950–1. It was cast in sections and welded together. For a study for this sculpture see T00450.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II