Toby as Abstraction by Richard Slee

Slee explains that he is reinterpreting Toby in the spirit of the metal sculptor David Smith.

Details

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
43 x 22 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £3,060)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Barrett Marsden Gallery

The stylised curve of his black hat is his one recognisable feature. The Toby jug theme is part of Slee's questioning of Englishness and the continuing or changing meaning of English traditions.

Provenance

The artist

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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