Dedicant 11

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Object Name: 
Dedicant 11
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Overall H: 129.5 cm, W: 51.8 cm, D: 40.6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Howard Ben Tré’s sculptures are inspired by elements of architecture and industry, such as columns, heavy stone fragments, ancient monoliths, and machine parts. In Dedicant 7 and Dedicant 8, a visual tension is created between the shapes of the sculptures, which are blocky and architectural, and their textured surfaces and luminous colors. A gilded base, as well as bars of carved and gilded lead inserted into the glass mass, transforms these sculptures into altarlike monuments. A sense of ritual also may also be perceived in Dedicant 11, a large, mysterious vessel that is influenced by the monumental stone urns of ancient Greece and Rome.
Cowles Gallery, Inc., Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Primary Description: 
Sand-cast glass, brass, copper leaf, gold leaf, sizing, pigmented waxes.
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Howard Ben Tre: Figures
Cowles Gallery, Inc.
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 70, pl. 7; BIB# 109983
1950'den gunumuze cam heykel sanati (2007) illustrated, p. 89, #142; BIB# 120378
Museum lands $9.5M in glass (2006-02-16) illustrated, p. 1A;