Giraffes by Pamela Boden

Giraffes by Pamela Boden

Giraffes

Pamela Boden

Title

Giraffes

 
Artist

Pamela Boden

  1905 - 1981 (biography)
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
glued wood and modeling paste sculpture 
Image Size
33-3/4" h x 30" w x 12" d 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
illustrated in St. Gaudens/Schiffer, Emerging from the Shadows, Vol. I pg. 77 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
15524 
Price
Price On Request 
Description

Pamela Boden lived and exhibited in Paris in the 1930's and was associated with the Surrealists. She was a close friend of composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Stanley Bate (to whom she was briefly married). She designed the decor for Bates' 1939 revival of 'Perseus.'

"Giraffes" was exhibited with 6 other sculptures in 1978 through the Australia Music Centre in Sydney with the help of avant-garde composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks and music expert and author James Murdoch. Each sculpture had a short composition written for it, each by a different composer. Giraffes was exhibited with a composition by Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks titled "Girondelle for Giraffes."

There is an experimental film by "Dunite" artist Elwood Decker done in 1947 that uses Boden's sculpture in the beginning of the film. It can be seen at: http://elwooddecker.com/ColorFragments.html

Pamela Boden's work is discussed and shown on pages 76 through 81 of volume I in Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960