Untitled Triple Loop

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Object Name: 
4-part Sculpture
Title: 
Untitled Triple Loop
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
91.4.61
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 14.2 cm, W: 33.7 cm, D: 27.5 cm; (b) H: 31.3 cm, W: 32.3 cm; (c) H: 37.2 cm, W: 21.4 cm, D: 7.5 cm; see index
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1981
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry Horvitz
© Paul Seide
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass almost completely overlaid with: transparent cobalt blue, orange striated with yellow/amber, amethyst/red; black Plexiglas base; blown glass filled with gases, sealed while hot with electrodes. Three blown glass semi-inflated tubes bent in half to varying degrees and at contrasting angles to form non-identical loops, each tube has section of greatest swelling near center; amethyst section is tallest and bent at sharpest angle, placed between orange/amber and cobalt which has widest separation between ends and is bent at lowest angle towards base; tubes are filled with gases then sealed on each end with colorless glass and electrodes; electrode ends fit into holes of asymmetrical trapezium base enclosing electrical transformer that activates glasses when plugged into standard electrical outlet; inscribed in script on lower edge of short side of base: "© Paul Seide 1981".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Horvitz, Harry, Source
1991-09-03
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 146, #49; BIB# AI30154
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 135, #135; BIB# 35679