Stars and Stripes Acid Capsule #4

Title: 
Stars and Stripes Acid Capsule #4

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Stars and Stripes Acid Capsule #4
Accession Number: 
2012.3.34
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 12.2 cm, Diam (max): 4.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1969-1970
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist in memory of Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Web Description: 
As a student, Marquis’s visit to the famous Venini glassworks on Murano led to his first project using Venetian glassworking techniques, which was making murrine in the stars and stripes of the American flag. He was the first American artist to interpret these historic techniques through the lense of contemporary culture. In their allusion to the popular hallucinogen, LSD, the Stars and Stripes Acid Capsules were meant to be subversive. Marquis's interest in the flag reflected the political climate in the United States at that time, when American flags were regularly burned and otherwise desecrated. A self-described glassblower and collector of beat-up objects, Marquis has made work that ranges from commentary on contemporary art and folk culture to social, art, and glass history. Like the outsider artists that he admires, his pieces are elements, almost by-products, of an elaborate universe under construction.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
1969
to
2012-09-24
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Material: 
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Stars and Stripes Acid Capsule #4". Opaque white, transparent blue and red glass; hot-worked murrine, a canne and incalmo technique. Solid cylindrical capsule-shaped sculpture decorated with the stars and stripes of the American flag.
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.
Corning Exhibit shines light on work of glass pioneer Marquis (2013-02-14) illustrated, p. 3;
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2012 (2013) illustrated, p.48, #34; BIB# AI95675
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2012 (2012) illustrated, p. 40; BIB# AI94590
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis (2012) illustrated, p. 5; BIB# AI93447