Untitled ("The peacock likes to sit on gates or fenceposts and allow his tail to hang down. A peacock on a fencepost is a superb sight. Six or seven peacocks on a gate is beyond description, but it is not very good for the gate. Our fenceposts tend to lea

Title: 
Untitled ("The peacock likes to sit on gates or fenceposts and allow his tail to hang down. A peacock on a fencepost is a superb sight. Six or seven peacocks on a gate is beyond description, but it is not very good for the gate. Our fenceposts tend to lean and all our gates open diagonally.")

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Untitled ("The peacock likes to sit on gates or fenceposts and allow his tail to hang down. A peacock on a fencepost is a superb sight. Six or seven peacocks on a gate is beyond description, but it is not very good for the gate. Our fenceposts tend to lean and all our gates open diagonally.")
Accession Number: 
2015.4.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 50.2 cm, Diam (max): 91.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2013
Credit Line: 
Purchased with special funds provided by Corning Incorporated in honor of the opening of the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, March 2015
Web Description: 
Literary themes appear throughout Roni Horn's work. The subtitle of this sculpture comes from a collection of interviews with the American writer Flannery O'Connor. At the end of her life, O'Connor lived on her family's dairy farm, where she raised different kinds of birds, including pet peacocks. Horn believes the most ideal expression of color is found in glass. Like a pool of water, her sculptures capture and reflect moments of instability and change as they are exposed to light or to the shadows of an overcast day.
Provenance: 
Hauser & Wirth Inc., Source
2015-01-05
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Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Untitled ("The peacock likes to sit on gates or fenceposts and allow his tail to hang down. A peacock on a fencepost is a superb sight. Six or seven peacocks on a gate is beyond description, but it is not very good for the gate. Our fenceposts tend to lean and all our gates open diagonally.")". Solid cast lime-green glass with as-cast surfaces, oculus top. Lime-green glass, cast. Large and solid cylindrical cast glass sculpture, cast in one block. Molten glass is released into the mold over a 24-hour period and then the glass is annealed for three to four months. Mold marks and other flaws on the sides of the sculpture have been left as is and not removed, so that the sculpture appears in a "natural" state. The glass at the top of the open mold remains smooth and transparent, as the glass has had no contact with anything other than air and heat. The sculpture weighs 1,750 pounds.
Recent Important Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 110; BIB# AI101517
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 50 #34; BIB# AI101418
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 4 (bottom); BIB# 706294
Acquisitions (2015) illustrated, p. 14 (bottom);
Hourglass Museums: Tina Oldknow to Retire from The Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 18 (bottom); BIB# AI100540