Mirrored LSR (Land Speed Record) Car #09-7

Title: 
Mirrored LSR (Land Speed Record) Car #09-7

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Mirrored LSR (Land Speed Record) Car #09-7
Accession Number: 
2012.4.114
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.3 cm, W: 68.5 cm, D: 22.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2009
Web Description: 
This striped blown and mirrored glass car is based on the pioneering race cars of the early 20th century, in which new speed records - for wheeled vehicles driven on land - were attempted. In the 1890s, the first racecars achieved speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. By 1906, a record 128 miles per hour was recorded at Daytona Beach, Florida, by a steam-powered vehicle - looking somewhat similar to this one - known as the Stanley Steamer.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
2009
to
2012-09-04
Inscription: 
© 2009 Marquis
signature
Engraved on base
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Mirrored LSR (Land Speed Record) Car #09-7". Light pink and tannish-gold glass, wood, brass; blown and mirrored glass, assembled. Sculpture in the form of an abstract aerodynamic car made of striped light pink and tannish-gold glass with mirrored finish applied to interior surface. Two sets of wooden wheels painted gray fixed to car with brass screws and axles fixed to glass with silicone.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Razzle Dazzle Man (solo exhibition)
Venue(s)
Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea