ALAN THORNHILL (1921-2020)
The Turning point
signed with a monogram and numbered 13 (on the base)
145 x 75 x 75 (57 x 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in)
181 x 75 x 75 cm (71 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in), including the plinth
Conceived in 1986, the bronze cast of the present work stands at the corner of Putney High Street and Putney Bridge Road and is one of the nine sculptures by Thornhill on the Putney Sculpture Trail. For more information about the Putney Sculpture Trail, please see lot 207.
The title of the sculpture was inspired by Fritjof Capra’s book The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture, published in 1982 which looked to find solutions to the woes of the world, from the nuclear arms race to western economies; conservation of natural resources to a dysfunctional society.
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Sold for £625
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