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Details & Cataloguing

The Robert Devereux Collection of Post-War British Art in aid of the African Arts Trust, Sale 1

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William Turnbull
B.1922
STRANGE FRUIT
signed with monogram, numbered 4/4 and dated 59
bronze with green patina on a cement base
height (excluding base): 22cm.; 8¾in.
Conceived in 1959 and cast in an edition of 4.
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Provenance

Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by the present owner in October 2007

Exhibited

London, Waddington Galleries, William Turnbull, 31st January - 27th February 2007.

Literature

Amanda A. Davidson, The Sculpture of William Turnbull, Lund Humphries/HMF, Aldershot, 2005, cat. no.90, illustrated in the catalogue p.107.

Catalogue Note

'Architecture is not something just to keep the rain out, painting is not for covering the cracks in the walls, or sculpture a traffic obstacle of a general on a horse. They are forces acting on our lives. Each new excavation is another step into the future. Sculpture used to look "modern"; now we make objects that might have been dug up at any time during the past forty thousand years.' 
William Turnbull, Statement, 'Group one: Theo Crosby, William Turnbull, Germano Facetti, Edward Wright', This is Tomorrow, exh. cat., Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1956, p.3. 

   

The Robert Devereux Collection of Post-War British Art in aid of the African Arts Trust, Sale 1

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London