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The Rugby Tackle

Sydney Harpley (1927-1992)


Price
£6,500

Signed
Signed on travertine base (on base)

Medium
Bronze

Dimensions
13 x 6 ½ x 10 inches

Exhibited
'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2016', No 105

circa 1964
In 1964, Sydney Harpley exhibited 60 drawings and sculptures at the Society of Arts, Cape Town. The sculptures included a series of abstracted rugby and football tackles, of which the present work is possibly one.
During the early 1960s, Harpley was absorbed in trying to represent the Michelangelesque power of abstracted male figures as caught in a scrum or tackle, and he revelled in the tangle of arms and legs, and the controlled but explosive energy that they exuded.


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