Pilchuck Series 1984-85 #7

Title: 
Pilchuck Series 1984-85 #7

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Pilchuck Series 1984-85 #7
Accession Number: 
2006.4.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33 cm, W: 42.5 cm, D: 37 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1985
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
A pioneer of the American Studio Glass movement, Lipofsky has promoted the use of blown glass for sculpture since the 1960s, and he has had a lasting influence on the development of studio glass in the United States and around the world. Throughout his career, he has focused on the execution of artistic ideas in glass, searching for ways to subvert the traditional associations between blown glass and functionality by exploring sculptural forms. Breath is an essential aspect of Lipofsky’s work. His abstract vessels break apart and rearrange the blown glass mass while retaining the ephemeral quality that is one of the medium’s most intriguing characteristics. The Pilchuck Series and Series IGS VI sculptures show us the shape of breath, in all its variations.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Habatat Galleries Inc., Former Collection
1985
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Lipofsky 1984/85 #7 Series Pilchuck
signature
Primary Description: 
Mold-blown and hot-worked glass, sandblasted, cut.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 194-195, pl. 103; BIB# 109983
Contemporary Glass: A Private Collection (1988) pp. 34-35; BIB# 33000