The Kiss

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Object Name: 
The Kiss
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 15.7 cm, W: 15.1 cm, D: 7.9 cm
Not on Display
designed about 1958-1960
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wiiken
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "The Kiss". Transparent red non-lead glass; cast with internal modeling, polished. Thick block-shaped sculpture that rests on bottom edge; front left, off-center is a large flat, polished square area through which a stylized three-dimensional face (roughly divided in half by elongated triangular nose) can be seen; three sides framing face seem to depict irregularly sculpted and textured stylized arm and sleeve, lower left corner of face square rests on small hand; back side shows deep negative modeling (with traces of the mold material); overall seed bubbles and mold marks; intermittent polishing of edges; inscribed in block letters on lower right vertical side of front polished square: "S. Lib - J. Bry. 62-85". Original design made in 1962 remade in 1985.
Wiiken, Mrs. Donald, Former Collection
Wiiken, Donald, Former Collection
Stanislav Libensky Jaroslava Brychtova (2002) illustrated, p. 41; BIB# 73574