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Axe Head Torso, 1979

William Turnbull

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Bronze
33.3 x 30 x 6.7 cm / 13 1/8 x 11 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches
Stamped with the artist’s monogram, dated and numbered

Conceived in 1979 and cast in an edition of 9 plus 1 artist’s cast


Provenance
Collection of E J Power, UK.

Exhibited
1981, William Turnbull, Waddington Galleries, London, cat.18, ill.

Literature
Exhibition catalogue, William Turnbull, Waddington Galleries, London, 1981, cat.18, ill.(b&w).
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London, 1984.
Amanda A. DAVIDSON. The Sculpture of William Turnbull, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2005, cat.no.194, p.150, ill.b&w.

Additional Notes
Another cast of this sculpture ‘6/9’ is in the collection of Tate, London, presented by the Sainsbury Charitable Fund through the Friends of the Tate Gallery in 1981. Further casts are in the University of Lethbridge Art Collection, Alberta, Canada and the British Council.