Fish

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Fish
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.3.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 41.4 cm, W: 47.3 cm, D: 7.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1988
Primary Description: 
Colorless with multi-color glass; blown, cast, cut, assembled, re-cut, polished. Large, broad, flat, ovoid, upright sculpture of sylized fish with open mouth formed from laminated sections; body of opaque black with light striations cased in colorless, roughly divided into two equal parts by two uneven vertical laminated columns (red-orange, blue-green) tilting towards each other leaving an elongated wedge-shaped opening extending from base, then meeting and extending slightly past top body edge, a third short section angled from top of taller blue column; center of one side has large, gaping mouth lined with thick slabs (lime green, blue); fish stands upright on base edge; inscribed in script on broad, inner surface of green mouth slab: "Vaclav Stepanek Czechoslovakia 88".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Former Collection
1989
Pavel Hlava artiota e designer (1996-01) p. 5;
Pavel Hlava: an appreciation of his meritorious work (1994-06) p. 12;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1989 (1990) p. 5;