Klippel's Sculpture #751
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S 35° 17.961 E 149° 08.250
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Quick Description: Klippel's bronze is in Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia, in Australia;s capital city Canberra. Interestingly the sculpture is named Number 751 but has 666 stamped into the actual sculpture.
Location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 4/11/2011 11:30:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMB6N4
Robert KLIPPEL Number 751 1989 Bronze Sculpture
Meridian Foundry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Edition: number 1 from an edition of 6
160.0 h x 149.0 w x 61.0 d cm
Purchased in memory of Michael Lloyd with the assistance of his friends and colleagues.
“I am slowly going ahead with the machine-organic form relationship piece. I feel that it symbolizes that inter-relationship of all nature and the material aspect of this age – the cog wheel is but an abstract section of a plant (or flower, roots of trees like pipes etc.). For the machine form I am drawing on … all the things I have absorbed in our machine age and machine exhibitions I have been visiting.” Robert Klippel1
With these comments written by Robert Klippel in London 1948 it was as though he was both taking stock and setting down a template for much of what was to follow in his later development. The interest he expressed in the inter-relationships between the structures of mechanical and organic forms – intensely observed, distilled and transformed – is as relevant to the works of the 1940s when he was on the threshold of his artistic journey, as it is to those undertaken decades later.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010
From: Anne Gray (ed), Australian art in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2002
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