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Title

Captive

1965

Artist

Inge King

Germany, Australia

26 Nov 1915 – 23 Apr 2016

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Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
Alternate image of Captive by Inge King
  • Details

    Date
    1965
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronzed steel
    Dimensions
    131 x 67 x 52.5 cm
    Signature & date

    I K inscribed on base plate

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    279.2015
    Copyright
    © Estate of Inge King

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Originally a carver, much of Inge King’s early work was made from wood, sandstone, marble and alabaster. Around 1960 she began to work in welded steel assemblage, and her abstract forms became even more experimental. Captive, in bronzed steel, features steel rods which form a cage around a central ‘figure’. King was interested in exploring the enclosed spaces within her sculpture, as well as the space in which the sculpture sits – of utmost importance in her large public works. The welded seams and surfaces were created with an arc welder for ‘decorative effect’ in an attempt to offset the austerity of large surfaces of flat steel, as well as to offset the perceived notion of steel as a cold, sharp material, a notion widely held by the public at that time.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

Other works by Inge King

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