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Title

Sculpture bargain counter

1982


Artist

Herbert Flugelman

Austria, Australia

28 Jan 1923 - 26 Feb 2013


About

The five colour screenprints from 1972 were exhibited that year in Sydney at Watters Gallery, in a show that included wire mesh sculptures of three dimensional geometric shapes, similar to those depicted in the prints. The sculptures were made from reinforcing mesh and explored new sculptural ideas sparked by a chance encounter the previous year, in which Flugelman observed shadows cast by a mesh door on a moving vehicle that created new geometric forms in the sunlight. When showing the sculptures, the artist shone strong lights through them, exploring their three dimensionality, while inserting a kinetic element with the use of alternating lights that affected their shadows (see Peter Pinson, Flugelman, Boorowa (NSW), Watermark Press, 2008, pp 25-26). The formal and spatial questions raised in the sculptures were developed in the screenprints. These depicted geometric forms - pyramids, spheres, cubes and tetrahedrons - with each plane allotted a different colour, giving the shapes a dynamic three dimensionality on the flat picture plane of the screen print.


Details


Date

1982


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint on pale brown paper


Edition

14/25


Dimensions

48.7 x 61.5 cm sight; 67.0 x 79.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown crayon or ink "... H Flugelman 82".


Credit

Gift of the artist's family 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

188.2014


Artist information

Herbert Flugelman

Artist profile

Works in the collection

9