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Title

Sentinel

1962

Artist

Oliffe Richmond

Australia, United Kingdom

08 Nov 1919 - 26 Feb 1977

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    1962
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze
    Dimensions
    147.5 x 29.0 x 24.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed inside base, incised "OR ...".

    Credit
    Purchased 1967
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    SA2.1967
    Copyright
    © Oliffe Richmond Estate

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    Oliffe Richmond

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  • About

    Much of the active career of this Hobart-born sculptor was spent in London, where he lived and taught from the late 1940s until his death in 1977. Inspired by the work of Henry Moore, Richmond was a full-time assistant to him in 1949-50, continuing to count the revered English sculptor a mentor and friend. The carving techniques of his compatriots Ola Cohn and Lyndon Dadswell were of early significance to Richmond, their monumental effects giving way in his work to more attenuated forms. Richmond produced a sequence of standing figures in bronze, a material that suited his increasing interest in the scarification and corrosion of sculptural surface as a metaphor for inner states. Sentinel epitomises these stark, aggrieved, yet rigidly armoured personages. Though the reductionism of Giacometti is operative, Richmond's own excavatory strategies and emotional defensiveness dominate.

    Art Gallery Handbook 1999

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 10 publications

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