IGS VI 1997-99 #12

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IGS VI 1997-99 #12
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Overall H: 41.2 cm, W: 65.4 cm, D: 53.4 cm
On Display
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A pioneer of the American Studio Glass movement, Lipofsky has promoted the use of blown glass for sculpture since the 1960s, and he has had a lasting influence on the development of studio glass in the United States and around the world. Throughout his career, he has focused on the execution of artistic ideas in glass, searching for ways to subvert the traditional associations between blown glass and functionality by exploring sculptural forms. Breath is an essential aspect of Lipofsky’s work. His abstract vessels break apart and rearrange the blown glass mass while retaining the ephemeral quality that is one of the medium’s most intriguing characteristics. The Pilchuck Series and Series IGS VI sculptures show us the shape of breath, in all its variations.
Lipofsky, Marvin (American, 1938-2016), Source
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Colorless and opaque and translucent purple, blue, red, orange, and white glasses; mold-blown, cut, sandblasted, assembled. Two hemispherical forms pushed in, pulled out and otherwise tooled while hot with pulled, raged undulating edges. The series was blown in Novy Bor, Czech Republic (initiated during the 6th International Glass Symposium), and finished in the artist's studio in Berkeley, California.
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 40, 164-165 (fig. 81, plate 58); BIB# 107478
Recent Important Acquisitions (2007) illustrated, p. 119; BIB# AI75166
Marvin Lipofsky: Czech Experience (1999) illustrated, pp. 6-7; BIB# 60717