Mobile Reflector

Kenneth Martin (1905 - 1984)

Hanging mobile sculpture, aluminium and painted metal

c.1953

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 1 Horse Guards Road
  • About the artist
    Kenneth Martin, a leading post-war artist, was born in Sheffield where he studied and worked before attending the Royal College of Art (RCA) in 1929. In 1930 he married Mary Martin (1907-1969) also a leading abstract artist. His first solo show was held at the Leicester Galleries in 1943 and he made his first kinetic sculptures in 1951. Martin taught at Goldsmiths’ College of Art from 1946 to 1967. In 1971 he was awarded an OBE and in 1976, an Honorary Doctorate at the RCA. A retrospective was held at the Tate in 1975. In 1985 a survey show of Martin’s drawings and paintings was held at the Serpentine Gallery, Londo while in 2007, an exhibition of Kenneth and Mary Martin’s work was held at the Camden Arts Centre in London.
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    Subjects
    abstract
    Materials & Techniques
    aluminium, metal, mobile, painted
  • Details
    Title
    Mobile Reflector
    Date
    c.1953
    Medium
    Hanging mobile sculpture, aluminium and painted metal
    Dimensions
    width: 190.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 25 October 1995
    Provenance
    Private collector (who acquired the work directly from the artist) by whom sold through Christie's, London, on 22 October 1995 (Lot 84); from which sale purchased by the Government Art Collection
    GAC number
    16934