Purple Object

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Purple Object
Accession Number: 
2003.3.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 43.4 cm, W: 39 cm, D: 9.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2001
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
Web Description: 
Making large-scale sculpture in cast glass is a technology that was pioneered by the Czechs in the 1930s. It was developed and refined after 1955 by the artists and teachers Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. As a result, an entire generation of Czech artists, including Hora, has focused on creating abstract forms in cast glass. This is the first work by Hora to enter the Museum’s collection.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Barry Friedman Ltd., Former Collection
2003-01-20
Inscription: 
Petr Hora 2001
Signature and date
Engraved On bottom
Primary Description: 
Translucent purple glass; cast, cut, acid-etched. Flat side is polished with horizontal concave band across upper body; back side is rounded with satin finish.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 87; BIB# AI63129
New Glass Review, 25 (2004) illustrated, p. 87;