No 102 Metal construction
Australia, United States of America
19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001
Steel and bronze (Opus 102)
brazed and welded steel, geometric sections, found objects, bronze
73.5 x 32.4 x 39.3 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
© Estate of Robert Klippel
Where the work was made
Shown in 7 exhibitions
(Robert Klippel), The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, United States of America, 04 Jun 1961–25 Jun 1961
(Robert Klippel) (1961), Little Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 04 Jun 1961–25 Jun 1961
Exhibition of sculptures by Robert Klippel (1962), Clune Galleries, Sydney, 12 Dec 1962–Unknown
Robert Klippel: sculpture (1963), Clune Galleries, Sydney, 17 Sep 1963–circa 28 Sep 1963
Robert Klippel: collage and drawings 1947-1983 (1983-84), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Nov 1983–03 Jan 1984
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985
Robert Klippel: a tribute exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Aug 2002–13 Oct 2002
Referenced in 12 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 124 (colour illus.).
Portrait of a Gallery, 'Australian 20th Century Art', pg. 71-89, Sydney, 1984, 80, 81 (colour illus.).
Sarah Couper, Look, 'Backstage: Deborah Edwards, Senior curator Australian art', pg. 11, Sydney, Nov 2015, 11 (colour illus.). Deborah Edwards photographed standing behind Klippel's 'No. 102 Metal construction'
C. Elwyn Dennis., Art and Australia, 'Sculpture past and present', Sydney, Mar 1968, 601 (illus.).
Robert Klippel, 'Junk decades: America and Sydney 1960s', pg. 90-133, Sydney, 2002, 93, 102 (illus.), 247.
Robert Klippel: Catalogue raisonné of sculpture, Sydney, 2002, (illus.). No. 102 Metal construction
Robert Klippel, 'The catalyst: America 1957-63', pg. 210-262, Kensington, 1983, 228, 229 (colour illus.), 466. plate no. 109
Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1964, 190 (illus).
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 52 (colour illus.). cat.no. 32; titled 'Steel and bronze'
The development of Australian sculpture, 1788-1975, London, 1978, 157 (illus.). plate no. 93
David Tunny., Look, 'Robert Klippel - "Master and dominant figure"', Heidelberg, Dec 1986, 7 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Minneapolis star, Minneapolis, 07 Jun 1961, (illus.). page unknown