'Street Sweeper' by Peter Laszlo Peri (1899-1967)

'Street Sweeper' by Peter Laszlo Peri (1899-1967)

Circa 1955
Stock Number: 13595/GSO
Height 81.50 cm [2 ft 8 ins]
Width 28.00 cm [0 ft 11 ins]
£6,800.00

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Pericrete
Circa 1955

Modelled in coloured cement (known as 'Pericrete'), circa 1955. Peri himself described how, when he was making sculpture of a social type, such as a street sweeper, he would "...show him not as a pompous heroic figure, but as part of our surroundings. I choose one of his characteristic resting poses, I have drawn my neighbour's attention to another neighbour whom he passed a thousand times on the street, but to whom he never gave a second thought." Extracted from Sculpture in 20th Century Britain - A guide to sculptors in the Leeds connection. Peri exhibited widely and his works are held in the Tate, British Museum, Leeds City Art Galleries among other galleries.