The Crystal Pallets: deFence of Light

Title: 
The Crystal Pallets: deFence of Light

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Object Name: 
Window
Title: 
The Crystal Pallets: deFence of Light
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2000.4.52
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 274.3 cm, W: 1524 cm, D: 10.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1983
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard Posner
Primary Description: 
Glass, Plexiglas, mirror; acid-etched, assembled. The artwork is a series of individual glass modules originally sandwiched between exterior and interior plate glass panels. The fence is constructed with quarter-inch plate glass and held together with silicone and nylon nuts and bolts. Archival photos and quotations are etched onto shards of glass and siliconed onto the pickets of the fence. Large animal figures of smoked gray and brown Plexiglas function as a sunscreen across the 50-foot span of the piece.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Posner, Richard ((American, 1948-2011)), Source
2001-01-05
The Crystal pallets: deFence of Light (1984) illustrated, pp. 66-67;
New Glass Review, 5 (1984) illustrated, p. 19, #67;
The Crystal Pallets The Elections Building Das Wahlhaus in deFence of Light illustrated, pp. 72-78;