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Details & Cataloguing

20th Century British Art

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Kenneth Armitage, R.A.
1916-2002
ROLY-POLY

Provenance

Dr Edgar Berman by 1959 and thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Munich, Kunstverein, Young British Sculptors, November 1955, catalogue untraced, with tour to Stuttgart, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Recklinghausen, Dusseldorf and the Netherlands (another cast);
New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co, 1958 (probably this cast);
Venice, Venice Biennale, 1958, (this cast) with British Council tour to Paris, Museé National d'Art Moderne, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Zurich, Kunsthaus and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1958-9;
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Kenneth Armitage, July-August 1959, cat. no.19, illustrated pl.xii (another cast);
Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Kenneth Armitage/Lynn Chadwick, 12th April-15th May 1960, cat. no.10, illustrated in the catalogue (another cast);
Norwich, Castle Museum, Kenneth Armitage, 16th December 1972 -  14th January 1973, cat. no. 4 (another cast), with tour to Bolton, Oldham, Kettering, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Llanelli, Leeds and Hull;
London, Jonathan Clark, 60 Years of Sculpture and Drawing, 21st March - 12th April 2001, cat. no.10 (another cast).

Literature

Herbert Read, Art Now, Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1960, illustrated pl.122 (another cast);
Roland Penrose, Kenneth Armitage: Artists of our time vol.vii, Bodensee- Verlag, Amriswil, Switzerland, 1960, cat. no.12, illustrated;
Charles Spencer, Kenneth Armitage, Academy Editions, London 1973, illustrated p.8 (another cast);
Tamsyn Woollcombe (ed.) in association with the artist, Kenneth Armitage: Life and Work, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1997, KA53, p.143 (another cast).

20th Century British Art

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London