California Loop Series 1969 #29

Title: 
California Loop Series 1969 #29

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
California Loop Series 1969 #29
Accession Number: 
2006.4.151
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.2 cm, W: 50.8 cm, D: 36 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1969
Web Description: 
A pioneer of the American Studio Glass movement, Lipofsky has promoted the use of blown glass for sculpture since the 1960s, and he has had a lasting influence on the development of studio glass in the United States and around the world. Throughout his career, he has focused on the execution of artistic ideas in glass, searching for ways to subvert the traditional associations between blown glass and functionality by exploring sculptural forms. The California Loop Series is one of Lipofsky’s groundbreaking blown glass sculptures. Like other studio glass pioneers of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the artist uses a variety of materials in his sculpture. He coats his blown glass with a rainbow-like iridescence. He also applies Christmas tree flocking, a kind of spray-on fake snow that comes in a variety of colors.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Barry Friedman Ltd., Source
2006-07-24
Primary Description: 
Green glass, blown, iridized, hot-worked, and sand-blasted. Applied rayon flocking and epoxy. Elongated abstract shape composed of two pieces. One piece is made of green blown and sandblasted glass with one rounded end and a thick, elongated and twisted neck. The second piece, which is made of blown glass that has been iridized and decorated with applied purple flocking, is a bulbous, waisted form with a short thick neck and nipple-shaped end. The two pieces are joined together at the flocking, where there is a white epoxy “patch.”
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design
Venue(s)
Museum of Modern Art 2011-10-12 through 2012-01-15
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2012-02-25 through 2012-05-20
Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft, and included humor, psychological content, and social commentary in provocative and unique works of art.
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 259 no. 195; BIB# 124232