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Title

No 48 Entities suspended from a detector

1948

Artist

Robert Klippel

Australia, United States of America

19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Opus 48
    Entities suspended from a detector
    Opus 48 Entities suspended from a detector
    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    1948
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, carved, painted wood and dowels
    Dimensions
    48.3 x 34.2 x 11.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated on base, incised "RK 48/ ...".

    Credit
    Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1970
    Location
    20th & 21st c Australian art
    Accession number
    SA1.1970
    Copyright
    © Robert Klippel Estate

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  • About

    Sculptor Robert Klippel and painter James Gleeson met in London in mid-1947. The artists held a joint exhibition at the London Gallery at the end of 1948, which included works of their surrealist based practice from this period. The show was structured as two separate solo exhibitions, but was linked by one significant collaborative work, 'Madame Sophie Sesostoris (a pre-raphaelite satire)', also in the AGNSW collection.
    Klippel’s solo efforts in the exhibition included this sculpture and another also now in the Gallery’s collection: 'Fever Chart'.These early works are indicative of Klippel’s fundamental study of the intricacies and relationships between the machine and organic; of configuring external form through internal tensions, which continued to inform his practice throughout his lifetime.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 9 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 23 publications

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