Item - Fountain figure

ID UNSW S 1960/0266 (082044)
Artist Tom BASS (1916 - 2010)
Title Fountain figure
Alternate Titles
Category Sculpture
Medium electrolytic copper
Materials copper
Edition Number
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 72.00
  Width 510.00
  Depth 87.00
  When 1959
  Where Australia, NSW, Sydney
Style Narrative
Subject Figurative
Credit Line Commissioned 1958
Description/Remarks    The figure is not solid. It is hollow with a bronze armature so it should not be stood on or sat upon as any external weight or pressure could cause structural damage. Flagging around pool is an integral part of the design. The sculpture was commissioned in November 1958 by Prof. Philip Baxter; installed on site in January 1960; opening ceremony was in May 1960.
Exhibition History
©Reproduced with permission.

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