Untitled Construction

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Object Name: 
Untitled Construction
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 27.4 cm, W: 39.7 cm, D: 12.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Unsatisfied with the limited techniques practiced and taught in American studio glass in the 1960s, studio glass pioneer Richard Marquis went to the Venini glassworks on Murano in 1969. There, he observed and worked with some of the most talented glass masters in the world. He later shared his knowledge of historic Italian techniques, such as murrine (mosaic) and filigrana (filigree), by demonstrating and teaching at workshops throughout the United States and Australia. Marquis’s work is admired for its originality and offbeat humor. He often uses objects from his wide-ranging personal collections as elements in his glass sculptures. In this untitled piece, Marquis presents a vessel made of black granulare, an obscure Venetian technique that he revived, with black plastic salt and pepper shakers in the form of the Venus de Milo.
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
c 1994 Marquis
Engraved underside of base
Primary Description: 
Blown glass, acid-etched, blown granulare; found vintage plastic salt and pepper shakers in the form of the Venus de Milo; bonded.
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 Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009-09) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI78518
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 216-217, pl. 122; BIB# 109983