Head I

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Object Name: 
Head I
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Overall H: 35.5 cm, W: 10.7 cm, D: 14.7 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This sculpture is an early example of the pioneering work of Libenský and Brychtová in cast glass. The sculpture is inspired by contemporary abstract painting, sculpture, and tribal art rather than the history of decorative figurines in glass.
Skloexport, Liberec, Source
Primary Description: 
Greenish glass; mold-melted, ground and polished.
New Glass Now Context
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass
This exhibition marks the anniversaries of two groundbreaking international exhibitions in the history of glass, organized by CMoG, the 1959 exhibition Glass ’59 and the 1979 exhibition New Glass: A Worldwide Survey. It also marks the 40-year legacy of the international juried publication and exhibition-in-print, New Glass Review.
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
New Glass (2019) illustrated, p. 12 (2nd from left); BIB# 716251
Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design (2018) illustrated, p. 133;
La escultura en vidrio (2017) illustrated, p. 192 (fig. 4.23);
Glass: Virtual, Real (2016) illustrated, p. 82; BIB# 167899
CTbK_OTO KATO N3KYCTBO (2014) illustrated, p. 70, left; BIB# 142483
Mid-Century Modern (2012) illustrated, p. 133;
Eclats! Le musee se met au verre ... contemporain (2011) illustrated, p. 23, illustration 13;
Transparent Destiny (2008-09) illustrated, p. 63;
Casting Poetic Sentiment: Glass Art Creation Methodology (2008) illustrated, p. 77, fig. 94; BIB# 107146
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p.10, 50-51 (fig. 8, plate 1); BIB# 107478
Seminar focuses on Czech glass (2005-09-03) illustrated, pp. 1c, 3c, esp. p. 1c;
Tip for the Top (2005-01) illustrated, cover;
Stanislav Libensky Jaroslava Brychtova (2002) illustrated, p. 35; pp. 40-41; BIB# 73574
Stanislav Libensky Jaroslava Brychtova (2002) illustrated, p. 35; pp. 40-41; BIB# 73574
Fifty Years of Paint and Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 15;
Stanislav Libensky, Jaroslava Brychtova: A 40-Year Collaboration in Glass (Antique Review) (1994-09) p. 25, ill.;
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 125, #125; BIB# 35679
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 142, #242; BIB# 58995
New Glass Review, 6 (1985) illustrated, p. 32, #103;
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 62, pl. 28; BIB# 27614