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Title

Prometheus (for Franz Kafka)


Artist

William Tucker

England, United States of America

28 Feb 1935 -


About

Tucker was a leading member of the New Generation of sculptors in London in the mid sixties. Their influence on Australian steel sculpture has continued to the present. Tucker however has moved on to other media and very different forms. This vast sculpture was made in plaster and cast directly in bronze. It suggests animated form being drawn up out of the earth. The cloud like volume may be seen as humanoid or as primal matter. Unlike other contemporary artists making large scale bronzes the original was modelled full size by the artist and not enlarged by technological processes. The surface is therefore a direct impression of the making process and the artist's gestures.


Details


Date

1989-1990


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bronze


Dimensions

345.0 x 290.0 x 240.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

None


Accession number

480.1990


Artist information

William Tucker

Works in the collection

12


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 246 (colour illus.).

Joy Sleeman, The sculpture of William Tucker, 'The sculpture of William Tucker', pg.8-49, Aldershot, 2007, 35, 146, 147 (illus.). cat.no.189, reproduction of edition 1/2 in the collection of Runnymede Sculpture Park, Woodside CA USA