Untitled Triple Loop

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Object Name: 
4-part Sculpture
Untitled Triple Loop
Place Made: 
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(a) Base H: 14.2 cm, W: 33.7 cm, D: 27.5 cm; (b) Blue Sculpture Part H: 31.3 cm, W: 32.3 cm, D: 8 cm; (c) Amethyst Sculpture Part H: 37.2 cm, W: 21.4 cm, D: 7.5 cm; (d) Orange Sculpture Part H: 31 cm, W: 19.8 cm, D: 7.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry Horvitz
© Paul Seide
Primary Description: 
4-part Sculpture, "Untitled Triple Loop". 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".
Horvitz, Harry, Source
Bending Light: Neon Art 1965 to Now
Neuberger Museum of Art 2018-01-28 through 2018-06-24
The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, in Purchase, New York, is organizing an exhibition on the medium of neon art since 1965. Curated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson, this exhibition will provide a selective survey of neon art produced in the last 62 years including pieces by Chryssa, Otto Peine, and Cerith Wyn Evans. Additionally, the exhibition will work to place neon artworks within a broader historical context including the rich area between commercial and fine art and the relationship between art and science.
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