An image of Robert Klippel with Opus 56 1951 in the garden at his Kirribilli flat

Australian Consolidated Press

(Australia  – )

Robert Klippel with Opus 56 1951 in the garden at his Kirribilli flat

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1951 Robert Klippel became a foundation member of the newly formed New South Wales Society of Sculptors and Associates. He exhibited 'Opus 56' at the Society's inaugural open-air sculpture exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The sculpture, which was one of the first in Australia to incorporate steel junk, was vandalised and destroyed during the exhibition.

Place of origin
Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1951
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
15.4 x 20.5 cm image; 16.6 x 22.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC409.1.118
Copyright
© Robert Klippel Estate