Five Parts

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Five Parts
Accession Number: 
2007.3.85
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 195 cm, W: 72.4 cm, D: 72.2cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1973
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
The internationally acclaimed artists Libenský and Brychtová pioneered, explored, developed, and defined glass as a medium for contemporary sculpture. The career in glass of this husband-and-wife team spanned more than 45 years. Their art explores ideas about light, color, space, and transparency. Five Parts is an early abstract sculpture that is related stylistically to Meteor, Flower, Bird. The artists used overlapping elements of colorless glass to explore the material’s ability to hold and redirect light, and to emphasize its transparency.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Habatat Galleries Inc., Former Collection
1994
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
S LIBENSKỲ BRYCHTOVÁ 1973
signature
Engraved On back, near bottom edge of section (a, #1)
Primary Description: 
Mold-melted glass, cut, ground; metal structure; assembled. Five glass sections set vertically on a metal base with metal cover.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 188-189, pl. 99; BIB# 109983