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No 102 Metal construction



Robert Klippel

Australia, United States of America

19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001


Other Title

Steel and bronze (Opus 102)

Place where the work was made

Minneapolis Minnesota United States of America



Media category


Materials used

brazed and welded steel, geometric sections, found objects, bronze


73.5 x 32.4 x 39.3 cm

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1963

Accession number


Artist information

Robert Klippel

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 124 (colour illus.).

Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Jan Meek (Editors), 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.).

Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, 'Junk decades: America and Sydney 1960s', pg. 90-133, Sydney, 2002, 93, 102 (illus.), 247.

Deborah Edwards (Curator), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator) and Eric Riddler (Compilator), Robert Klippel: Catalogue raisonné of sculpture, Sydney, 2002, (illus.). No. 102 Metal construction

James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, 'The catalyst: America 1957-63', pg. 210-262, Kensington, 1983, 228, 229 (colour illus.), 466. plate no. 109

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1964, 190 (illus).

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 52 (colour illus.). 32; titled 'Steel and bronze'

Graeme Sturgeon, 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