Len Lye: Four Fountains
A succinct look at the opening exhibition Len Lye: Four Fountains in the Large Works gallery.
The new Len Lye Centre opened in July 2015 with an audience favourite: the gentle swaying Fountain, a bundle of rotating stainless-steel rods that twist, flex and shimmer. Among the earlies of Lye's 'tangible motion sculptures', Fountain became a work he returned to throughout the 1960s and 1970s with numerous variations in collections around the world.
Performing alongside three earlier versions of Fountain, a new member of this fmaily of work arrived in 2015 with the 8-metre tall version - Fountain IV - engineered by the Len Lye Foundation based on Lye's detailed design drawings and notes. From the gentle to the sublime, Lye's ambitious projects are finally realised as he envisaged - for the 21st Century.
This publication Len Lye: Four Fountains includes an essay by Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel and several colour photographs of Fountain.
Size 20 x 21cm