London, South Kensington
22 March 2012
Robert Adams (1917-1984)
Col (Opus 341)
stamped with signature, dated and numbered 'ADAMS/1972 1/6' (on the underside)
bronze with a brown patina
5 5/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
with Gimpel Fils, London, where purchased by the present owner, May 1972.
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A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, pp. 125-126, 232, no. 608, another cast illustrated.
A. Grieve, Robert Adams 1917- 1984, A Sculptor's Record, London, 1992, p. 51, another cast illustrated.
Alistair Grieve comments on Col and another small horizontal sculpture of 1972 entitled Col Development that they 'rest along the ground, without bases, like sections of vertebrae. From a thin upright plane, two rectangular plate or knuckles swell out at right angles. These are linked by a dipping 'col'. The spine is rough and granular but the flat sides of the rectangular knuckles are smooth and polished' (A. Grieve, The Sculpture of Robert Adams, London, 1992, pp. 125-126).
Sold with a copy of the original invoice.
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