Robert Klippel with 'Opus 56' 1951 in the garden at his Kirribilli flat
In 1951 Robert Klippel became a foundation member of the newly formed New South Wales Society of Sculptors and Associates. He exhibited 'Opus 56' at the Society's inaugural open-air sculpture exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The sculpture, which was one of the first in Australia to incorporate steel junk, was vandalised and destroyed during the exhibition.
gelatin silver photograph
15.4 x 20.5 cm image; 16.6 x 22.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated upper c., verso, pencil "1951".
Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017
Not on display
© Robert Klippel Estate