Beehive Volcano

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Beehive Volcano
Accession Number: 
93.4.91
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1979
made in 1989
Credit Line: 
Partial gift of the artist
Primary Description: 
Colorless with colorless wrap, transparent colors: amethyst, with green wrap, green with blue wrap non-lead glass, black plastic and cord, portable cassette tape player, cassette soundtrack; blown with hot applications, assembled. Large slightly conical bubble resting on wide end; varies in coloration, size and shape, has lipless opening at top, rest on flattened base with wide roughly-sawn (?) opening, overall body decoration of a thick wrap beginning at top opening and spiraling around body to base; hives have small portable stereo cassette players (Aiwa Super Bass HS-P102) each containing cassette soundtrack of buzzing bees attached to a small Sony speaker (F22C02M-1/8Q D. 2W/K.TONE) placed in base hole of hive, electrical cord snakes out from under glass to adjacent player. Aa) green body with blue wrap, tall and narrow, closely spaced wrap; Ba) amethyst with green wrap; Ca) colorless with colorless wrap, this section is smallest in height but has a wider squat form.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Oppenheim, Dennis ((American, 1938-2011)), Source
1993-12-27
Technique: