Item - Untitled (six figure group)

ID UNSW S 1965/0570 (052164)
Artist Bert FLUGELMAN (1923 - 2013)
Title Untitled (six figure group)
Alternate Titles
Category Sculpture
Medium bronze, cast
Materials bronze
Edition Number unique
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 240.00
  Width 432.00
  Depth 59.00
  Location on base
  Signed inscribed: Flugelman '64
  When 1964
  Where Australia
Style Abstract
Subject Figurative
Credit Line Commissioned by the University in 1963; installed 1964
Description/Remarks    Flugelman created this sculpture using a method that was revolutionary in Australia at the time. Huge slabs of polyurethane were carved with a hot wire then directly cast in bronze, using a process similar to the lost wax method. Each figure was cast individually, then all six were welded together. Instead of finishing with a traditional polished surface, the artist chose to leave the work in a roughened state. This approach to the material was innovative for its time, and resulted in an honest brutalism that suited the (then) raw concrete fa├žade of Goldstein Hall.
Exhibition History
©Reproduced with permission.

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