© Tony Cragg

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Kolbenneblok 1989

On Display Modern One

This sculpture is from a series of works Cragg refers to as the 'Early Forms'. These mark a shift away from the artist's use of found objects towards the use of materials, such as plaster or bronze, to make malleable, hollow sculptures, like this. Cragg has spoken of the 'integrity' of the 'Early Forms' sculptures: in this work, the hollow interior can be seen. Kolbenneblok is a unique cast. It is the first sculpture by Cragg to be sited permanently outdoors in Scotland.

Glossary Open


The production of a sculpture by use of a mould to make a copy, usually in a more durable material, of the original work. The term is used to describe both the process and the resulting object.

Found material

Existing objects or images that are incorporated into an artwork. A found object that is treated as an artwork without modification is known as a readymade.

Cast, Found material


  • Acc. No. GMA 4327
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 171.00 x 237.00 x 158.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2000