Cafe

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Cafe
Accession Number: 
80.4.63
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 75.5 cm, W: 54.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1979
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
Web Description: 
Dan Dailey enjoys telling stories, and his work is strongly narrative. He is a versatile artist who makes vessels and sculptures as well as large-scale murals and architectural interiors. Dailey’s work is based on his observations of human nature and personality types, and while his work is humorous, it is also satirical. He says, “My pieces have kind of a cartoon aspect to them, which I find has been a constant in my work, a constant interest in simple line and the ability to create a caricature of a concept.”
Department: 
Provenance: 
Portnoy Gallery, Source
1980-09-29
Category: 
Inscription: 
Dailey
signature
Primary Description: 
Frosted, colorless, black, green, flesh tone and red tinted plate and tile glasses; steel backing; brass hardware; cast flat glass, sandblasted, cut, polished, cemented, bolted; blown wine glass. (a) Male torso with hat, seated at table with checkerboard tablecloth; figure holds wine glass in left hand; (d) hat consists of black glass oval and half circle with applied brass strip with six holes as headband; glasses are dark green glass triangular forms in brass frame bolted to face; (b) left profile face is green tinted sandblasted glass, with brass bracket at neckline bolted to backing; collar is oval of fleshtone glass; chest is two pieces of light green tinted glass representing shirt or vest, with three black glass buttons applied to left panel; arms consist of two pieces of light green glass; hands of sandblasted, pale green tinted glass, held to arms with brass bracket; drinking glass with cylindrical bowl, solid stem and flat disk foot is pinned to left hand; (c) ruby red insert in glass represents red wine or liquor; tablecloth consists of alternating black and white tiles in diamond shapes, cemented to supporting base.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glass, Knocking at the Door of Art (2010) illustrated, p. 375; BIB# 115616
Dan Dailey (2007) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# 99249
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 56; BIB# 130418
American Studio Glass 1960-1990 (2004) illustrated, p. 7-8,; BIB# 81488
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 73, fig. 3.36; BIB# 120381
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 42; BIB# 90994
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 71, 96, pl. 116; BIB# 33046
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 103, #43;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) p. 8;