No. 113, METAL CONSTRUCTION, 1961

Important Fine Art + Indigenous Art
Sydney
18 April 2018
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ROBERT KLIPPEL

(1920 – 2001)
No. 113, METAL CONSTRUCTION, 1961

brazed and welded steel

67.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$50,000 – 70,000
Provenance

Richard and Joan Crebbin Collection, Sydney, acquired directly from the artist
Mrs Joan Crebbin, Sydney

Exhibited

[Robert Klippel], Little Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 4 – 25 June 1961 (partial label attached to base)
Exhibition of Sculptures by Robert Klippel, Clune Galleries, Sydney, December 1962, cat. 19
Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, 1976 (partial label attached to base)
Robert Klippel: a retrospective exhibition of sculpture and works on paper, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 15 September – 25 October 1987, cat. 49
Robert Klippel: a tribute exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 9 August– 13 October 2002

Literature

Hinder, M., ‘Australian Sculpture’ in Symmonds, M., Portley, C. and Phillips, R., (eds.), The Visual Arts, Jacaranda, Brisbane, 1972, p. 169 (illus.)
Gleeson, J., Robert Klippel, Bay Books, Sydney, 1983, pp. 231, 232, 466 (illus. pl. 118)
Edwards, D., Robert Klippel, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002, pp. 103, 247 (illus.)
Edwards, D., Robert Klippel: Catalogue Raisonné of Sculptures, (CD-ROM) Art Gallery of New South
Wales, Sydney, 2002, ‎No‎. 113 (illus.)

Catalogue text


Opus 113 takes up again the exclusive use of machine parts. It, too, is a rich and rewarding work, almost a companion piece to Opus 101 and, like it, a translation in which the new material is used in a kind of construction developed to make maximum use of a different order of handmade forms.

Gleeson, J., Robert Klippel, Bay Books, Sydney, 1983, p. 231