The New Doors of Life

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
The New Doors of Life
Accession Number: 
2001.3.41
Dimensions: 
Overall (assembled) H: 259.1 cm, W: 133.4 cm, W: 76.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1996
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margaret Pace Willson
Primary Description: 
2 parts: each part is a tall rectangular shape with 8 glass components held in place with a black metal framework. Colorless, transparent red, opaque black and white glass; gold foil inclusions; hotworked. Aa) oval; Ab) 3 male figures; inscribed with a "1" on one side; Ac) 3 abstract female figures; inscribed with a "2" on one side; Ad) 3 female figures; inscribed with a "3" on one side; Ae) 3 male figure; inscribed with a "4" on one side; Af) 2 circular forms; inscribed with a "5" on one side; Ag) 3 female figures; inscribed with a "6" on one side; Ah) 3 male figures; inscribed with "7" on one side; Ba) Triangle shape with circle; Bb) 3 female figures; inscribed with "8" on side; Bc) 3 abstract female figures; inscribed with a "9" on one side; Bd) 2 circular forms; inscribed with a "10" on one side; Be) 3 female figures; inscribed with an "11" on one side; Bf) 3 circular forms; inscribed with a "12" on one side; Bg) 3 male figures; inscribed with a "13" on one side; Bh) 3 female figures; inscribed with "14" on side. Metal frame fabricated by sculptor and iron-worker Phil Alan Simpson, Boerne, Texas (American, b. 1947).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Willson, Margaret Pace, Source
2001
Notes: Museum Receives 28 Sculptures, Other Works by Robert Wilson (2004) illustrated, pp. 83-84;
New Glass Review, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 84;
A Texan in Venice (2003-05) illustrated, p. 58, upper right;
Robert Willson: Image-Maker (2001) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# 71997