• Grenadier  - Gerald Laing, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Grenadier  - Gerald Laing, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Grenadier  - Gerald Laing, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Grenadier  - Gerald Laing, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Grenadier  - Gerald Laing, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
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Grenadier

Gerald Laing

(UK, 1936-2011)

Lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass
Height: 61 1/2" (156 cm)

Conceived and produced 1968
Unique


Laing’s abstract sculpture from 1965–1973 was evolved directly from his paintings, using the techniques and materials of car customisation – lacquering, spray painting, and chrome painting on metal. The move from New York to the Highlands of Scotland in 1970 saw Laing’s sculpture respond to the beauty, roughness and power of the surrounding landscape.

Grenadier (1968) which is made from lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass, and was first exhibited at the eponymous Richard Feigen Gallery, New York, is a characteristic example of the clean minimalist lines that Laing became so well known for during the period, and directly echoes the work of abstract artists Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly. Three years earlier, proof of the critical success Laing was experiencing and his burgeoning reputation was cemented by the display of three abstract sculptures in the Primary Structures exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York, 1965.

Further success that decade included group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967-8; and Whitney Museum of American Art, 1968–9.

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