Make it New: Portrait of a Sculptor (Robert Klippel)
A profile of Australia's greatest sculptor Robert Klippel. Filmed at his waterfront home and studio in Sydney this documentary provides a rare insight into the life and work of a man who was one of the most significant sculptors of his generation and who, until the making of this film in 1992, had retreated from the public gaze.
Using dramatisation, the film traces Klippel's career from a small boy interested in model ships to a major sculptor who was exhibited in London, Paris and New York where he achieved some recognition. But critics had difficulty coming to terms with his confronting non-figurative junk-metal sculptures. Klippel returned to Sydney where he retreated to his home and studio and remained wonderfully productive creating some of his best works right up to his death in 2001. Klippel is now considered to have been ahead of his time.
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