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William Tucker

Frenhofer, 1998

Bronze
82 7/10 × 82 7/10 × 98 2/5 in
210 × 210 × 250 cm
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Berlin
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Buchmann Galerie
Berlin

Despite their figurative reference, the shape of the sculptures cannot immediately be deciphered …

Despite their figurative reference, the shape of the sculptures cannot immediately be deciphered and named. They do not depict a simple, clearly readable human shape or gesture. Instead, the sculptures open up a wide field of potential associations, which gives them their insistent and unique physical corporeality. …

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Sculpture
William Tucker
British, b. 1935
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Working primarily with bronze, William Tucker creates massive organic sculptures. Tucker’s works stand alone as unique forms, but can also evoke the work of figurative artists like Rodin or Brâncuși, though more contemporary and abstracted. The Egyptian-born, United Kingdom–raised artist studied under the great sculptor Anthony Caro at Saint Martin’s School of Art at the end of the 1950s. There, Tucker became part of a group of artists who made sculptures from industrial materials that were placed directly on the floor, breaking with the medium’s tradition of using pedestals and referencing the human form. This group exhibited their works in a pivotal 1965 show at Whitechapel Gallery, titled “New Generation.” Later in his career, Tucker eventually returned to using bronze and employing pedestals for several pieces, but doing so with an entirely fresh approach. In 2010, Tucker received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center.

William Tucker, ‘Frenhofer’, 1998, Buchmann Galerie
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Buchmann Galerie
Berlin

Despite their figurative reference, the shape of the sculptures cannot immediately be deciphered …

Despite their figurative reference, the shape of the sculptures cannot immediately be deciphered and named. They do not depict a simple, clearly readable human shape or gesture. Instead, the sculptures open up a wide field of potential associations, which gives them their insistent and unique physical corporeality. …

Medium
Sculpture
William Tucker
British, b. 1935
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Working primarily with bronze, William Tucker creates massive organic sculptures. Tucker’s works stand alone as unique forms, but can also evoke the work of figurative artists like Rodin or Brâncuși, though more contemporary and abstracted. The Egyptian-born, United Kingdom–raised artist studied under the great sculptor Anthony Caro at Saint Martin’s School of Art at the end of the 1950s. There, Tucker became part of a group of artists who made sculptures from industrial materials that were placed directly on the floor, breaking with the medium’s tradition of using pedestals and referencing the human form. This group exhibited their works in a pivotal 1965 show at Whitechapel Gallery, titled “New Generation.” Later in his career, Tucker eventually returned to using bronze and employing pedestals for several pieces, but doing so with an entirely fresh approach. In 2010, Tucker received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center.

William Tucker

Frenhofer, 1998

Bronze
82 7/10 × 82 7/10 × 98 2/5 in
210 × 210 × 250 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Berlin
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