William Tucker, ‘Subject & Shadow’, 1962, Pangolin London
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William Tucker

Subject & Shadow, 1962

Steel & Fibreglass
81 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 20 in
207 × 64.8 × 50.8 cm
Unique
£50,000 - 75,000
Location
London
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Pangolin London
London

Tucker’s innovative early sculpture presented abstract forms in painted steel or fiberglass and …

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Excellent condition
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Manufacturer
Pangolin Editions
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, ‘Subject & Shadow’, 1962, Pangolin London
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Pangolin London
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Tucker’s innovative early sculpture presented abstract forms in painted steel or fiberglass and placed directly on the ground. Typically, his works of the 1960s consisted of repeated geometric elements assembled into abstract configurations, using colour to experiment with outline and volume.

Subject and Shadow began …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Manufacturer
Pangolin Editions
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

Subject & Shadow, 1962

Steel & Fibreglass
81 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 20 in
207 × 64.8 × 50.8 cm
Unique
£50,000 - 75,000
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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