Australia, United States of America
19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001
Robert Klippel’s interest in machine parts began in London and Paris between 1947–49, when he was exploring the language of forms, both man-made and organic. He began collecting machinery catalogues at that time, using them in collage from 1952 and later incorporating ready-made machine parts into his sculptures.
magazine paper collage, fibre-tipped pen on cream wove paper
45.6 x 30.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., ink "RK" and dated l.r., pencil "7/60".
Gift of the artist 1970
Not on display
© Estate of Robert Klippel
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Art of parts: collage and assemblage from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Sep 2016–13 Nov 2016
Robert Klippel, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 23 Nov 2019–16 Feb 2020