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Sculpture in the Sixties
Sculpture in the Sixties

Sculpture in the Sixties


78 Pages, 8.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: March 2017

ISBN 9780995621329

Rights: US, CA & SAM

Pangolin London (Mar 2017)

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Reacting against and building upon the huge leaps and bounds Britishsculpture made in the 1950’s with the so called ‘Geometry of Fear’ artists,the 1960’s saw sculpture released from the confines of the plinth where itexplored new materials, bright colours and introduced minimalism.With Anthony Caro leading the way, a new colourful abstract languagebegan to be forged globally. Britain in particular played a potent role, withartists such as Phillip King and William Tucker being held in high esteemas key figures in what was soon to be known as the ‘New Generation’ ofsculptors, a phrase coined at the Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition of1965.Experimentation of new materials saw more artists move away from thefigurative form into abstraction. This, tied with bold and vibrant colour,became a trademark of this new wave of sculpture. Huge abstract formssuspended in mid-air which appeared to defy the weight of their materialswere not only radical and exciting but sparked a change in the behaviourof how people interacted and viewed sculpture.Sculpture in the Sixties forms part of Pangolin London’s series of museumqualityexhibitions that re-engage and explore the history of BritishSculpture. The catalogue contains a foreword by Polly Bielecka and showsthe sculptures along with quotes.Artists include: David Annesley, Michael Bolus, Ralph Brown, SirAnthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Garth Evans, GeorgeFullard, Nigel Hall RA, John Hoskin, Phillip King RA, Bryan Kneale RA,Liliane Lijn, Kim Lim, William Pye, Tim Scott, William Tucker RA &Brian Wall.

Author Biography

Polly Bielecka is the gallery director of Pangolin London. Pangolin London is one of the City's few galleries dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Affiliated with Europe's largest sculpture foundry, Pangolin Editions, we show a wide range of both established and emerging artists.