The sculpture was commissioned as the result of a competition held in 1961. The competition was organised by the city planning committee and Coventry Art College to find sculpture for Smithford Way in a way that would allow the best student's work to be publicly displayed and at the same time provide the city with public sculpture at little cost. The city architect Arthur Ling's plans for Smithford Way had included the provision of a number of free-standing sculptures but the funds allocated were nominal and therefore the committee decided to involve the art college in the project. Accordingly the competition was held and six prizes were offered, the judges recommended four sculptures for prizes but the committee reduced this to three, including 'Abstract Forms'. Unlike the other two works this sculpture was sited in Market Way not Smithford Way. The work cost £150, including £50 in prize money.(1)
Removed when Coventry Point was built, present whereabout's unknown.
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