Phillip King: Sculpture 1960-1991

Call, 1966 Image 1 of 4
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Open Place, 1977 Image 2 of 4
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Span, 1976 Image 3 of 4
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Open Bound, 1973 Image 4 of 4
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28.03.92 - 31.08.92
Pavilion Gallery and open air
Phillip King: Sculpture 1960-1991, the first major outdoor exhibition by one of Britain’s leading sculptors, opened at YSP on 28 May 1992, to coincide with the publication of a new monograph, 'The Sculpture of Phillip King', written by Tim Hilton.

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The exhibition was the largest showing of Phillip King’s work since his Hayward Gallery exhibition in 1981. Over 25 outdoor pieces were shown in Lower Park, around Camellia House and towards Lakeside. These were complemented by smaller works and maquettes in the Pavilion Gallery and Camellia House.

The selection of sculpture included many of the materials in which King has worked – steel, wood, plastic, fiberglass and aluminium and these forceful and often brightly painted works are nowhere more dramatically sited than in the rolling landscape of YSP. A new series of figurative Fire King bronzes, some never seen before, were shown in the Gallery.

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