Oil Can #1

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Oil Can #1
Accession Number: 
2012.4.107
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 130.1 cm, W: 54.6 cm, D: 48.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1993-1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nyla Marnay and Lyla Lawry
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Oil Can #1". (a) Opaque medium blue glass cased in colorless glass, found objects; blown, applied. Dome-shaped base with hole in top. Exterior decorated with swipes of paint, cane slices, sections of canes, and square glass bottles with metal caps. Bottles are filled with various colors of paint or bits of glass frit. (b) Colorless, dark rose or pink, and greenish-aqua glass, found objects; blown, applied. Greenish-aqua conical sculpture top with rosy-pink "base" section from which a colorless conical section protrudes, which fits into the hole in the blue dome. Exterior of green section decorated with pencils, cane sections, and swipes of paint. Exterior of pink section decorated with scrabble tiles, canes slices, and swipes of paint. Rubber gasket fixed to colorless portion.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
1993
to
2012-09-24
Inscription: 
#1
inscription
Scratched (b) on colorless section
© 1993 Marquis #1
signature
Scratched (a) near hole at top of dome
The Way of the Artist (solo exhibition)
Venue(s)
California State University 2007-03
Title Unknown (Betsy Rosenfield Gallery/ART EXPO)
Venue(s)
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery
Exhibition held at ART EXPO, Chicago, IL.