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William Pye

William Pye was born in London in 1938. Today, he is known internationally for his innovative sculpture with water, however England & Co's exhibition is focused on the early works of the 1960s and 1970s that first established his reputation. His concentration on mainly large-scale public commissions has meant he has had no consistent gallery presence since a major retrospective in 1978 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

These pages show a selection of works from the exhibition William Pye: Works from the 1960s & 1970s.

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Sculpture



Overhang - Details


Overhang 1968/2017
17 x 10.4 x 23 inches
Polished stainless steel
This is Artist Proof no. 2 of 3
Edition of 6 (all sold), 1968/2017

Cantilever - Details


Cantilever 1968
13.4 x 31 x 14 inches
Polished stainless steel
Number 5 in edition of 6, 1968/2017

Quando - Details


Quando 2007
3.5 x 10 x 8.5 inches
Cast acrylic

Edition 3/4



Narcissus - Details


Narcissus 1969
98 x 55 x 55 inches
Mirror-polished stainless steel

Triple Loop - Details


Triple Loop 1968
48 x 19 x 27.25 inches
Polished stainless steel

Ganglion maquette - Details


Ganglion maquette 1971
27.5 x 9.25 (diameter) inches
Chrome-plated (satin finish) steel on marble base

Clump - Details


Clump 1969
10 x 7.5 x 6.5 inches
Chrome-plated steel

Private collection



Freefall - Details


Freefall 1969
11.5 x 8 x 11.25 inches
Chrome-plated steel

Private collection



Sidewinder - Details


Sidewinder 1969
5.25 x 8.5 x 12.25 inches
Chrome-plated steel

Private collection



Finger - Details


Finger 1965
10 x 6 inches
Polished aluminium and steel

Orchid and Bud - Details


Orchid and Bud 1965
9 x 10.25 x 6.25 inches
Polished aluminium on bronze base

Felindre - Details


Felindre 1973
80.5 x 100 x 72 inches
Stainless steel

Glass Piece - Details


Glass Piece 1974
29 x 32 x 30 inches
Stainless steel and glass

Iron Equinox - Details


Iron Equinox 1983
16.75 x 26.5 x 17 inches
Cast iron, lead and stainless steel cable

Private collection



Deity Enshrined - Details


Deity Enshrined 1963-64
90 x 47.25 (diameter) inches
Bronze, timber and stone

Triple Venus - Details


Triple Venus 1963

Bronze figures. Set of three from the Primitive Woman series mounted c1970

Venus i - Details


Venus i 1963
6 x 3.5 x 2.25 inches
Silver-plated bronze. Modelled and cast in 1963, finished and silver-plated 2007. Edition 2/3
Primitive Woman series

Venus ii - Details


Venus ii 1963
6.75 x 4 x 2.25 inches
Silver-plated bronze. Modelled and cast in 1963, finished and silver-plated 2007. Edition 2/3
Primitive Woman series

Venus iii - Details


Venus iii 1963
7.25 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches
Silver-plated bronze. Modelled and cast in 1963, finished and silver-plated 2007. Edition 3/3
Primitive Woman series

Venus v - Details


Venus v 1963
12.5 x 7.25 x 3.5 inches
Silver-plated bronze
Primitive Woman series

Wicket Keeper ii - Details


Wicket Keeper ii 1959
7.75 x 7 x 6.75 inches
Bronze

Wicket Keeper i - Details


Wicket Keeper i 1959
8.75 x 6.5 x 8.25 inches
Bronze