Tony Cragg, ‘McCormack’, 2016, Sculpture, Bronze, Buchmann Galerie
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Tony Cragg

McCormack, 2016

Bronze
45 3/10 × 43 3/10 × 36 3/5 in
115 × 110 × 93 cm
€200,000 - 300,000
Location
Berlin
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Buchmann Galerie
Berlin

The work belongs to the series of sculptures entitled Early Forms. The first works from this group …

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Tony Cragg
British, b. 1949
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Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg emerged in the late 1970s with a bold practice that questioned and tested the limits of a wide variety of traditional sculptural materials, including bronze, steel, glass, wood, and stone. “I’m an absolute materialist, and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime,” he has said. Eschewing factory fabrication of his works, Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. One of his best-known works is Terris Novalis (1997), an enormous, enigmatic public steel sculpture of engineering instruments. “When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material,” he says. “I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.

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Buchmann Galerie
Berlin

The work belongs to the series of sculptures entitled Early Forms. The first works from this group date from 1988. It is the year when Tony Cragg represented Great Britain at the Biennale di Venezia and was awarded the Turner Prize. Ever since the artist has periodically further developed the series, adding more …

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Tony Cragg
British, b. 1949
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Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg emerged in the late 1970s with a bold practice that questioned and tested the limits of a wide variety of traditional sculptural materials, including bronze, steel, glass, wood, and stone. “I’m an absolute materialist, and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime,” he has said. Eschewing factory fabrication of his works, Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. One of his best-known works is Terris Novalis (1997), an enormous, enigmatic public steel sculpture of engineering instruments. “When I’m involved in making sculpture, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material,” he says. “I want that material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.

Tony Cragg

McCormack, 2016

Bronze
45 3/10 × 43 3/10 × 36 3/5 in
115 × 110 × 93 cm
€200,000 - 300,000
Location
Berlin
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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