Peter Startup: Sculpture 1921-1976

Serpentine South Gallery 22 Oct — 20 Nov 1977 Free

This exhibition was the first major survey of British artist Peter Startup’s work following his death the previous year.

The show consisted of over 40 of Peter Startup’s sculptures, including some from the early 1950s when he gave up painting in order to concentrate on his sculpture.

Startup’s characteristic sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s were prominent in the exhibition. These sculptures were carefully wrought pieces, often constructed out of two or more types of wood with insertions of other materials, hovering between abstraction and figuration. Several of Startup’s sculptures were adjustable, having parts that could be brought together in different arrangements.


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