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The wedding


Bob Jenyns


1944 – 16 Nov 2015

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    painted wood (two figures), silk, paper wrapped wire (bouquet)
    display dimensions variable :

    a - Male figure, 172 x 48 x 30 cm, irreg.

    b - Female figure, 191 x 49 cm, irreg.

    c - Bouquet, 47 x 12 cm, irreg.

    Gift of Patrick White 1977
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    © Estate of Bob Jenyns
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    Bob Jenyns

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  • About

    While appearing naïve in construction, Bob Jenyns’ carved and polychromed figures – echoing the rigid plastic bodies of the bride-and-groom atop a frosted wedding cake – are both original and sophisticated in conception.

    With its tongue-in-cheek, pop-inspired aesthetic, 'The wedding' embraces Jenyns’ long-held interest in the ‘hands on’ quality of folk and outsider art, and is likewise connected to his joy of creating toys from salvaged materials as a child. With the artist’s interest in creating works that inflate instances of the everyday, Jenyn’s bridal couple seem frozen for an awkward photograph.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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