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Title

Prometheus (for Franz Kafka)

1989-1990

Artist

William Tucker

England, United States of America

28 Feb 1935 -

  • Details

    Date
    1989-1990
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze
    Edition
    2/2
    Dimensions
    345.0 x 290.0 x 240.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    480.1990
    Copyright
    © William Tucker

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  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, AGNSW 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

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