Marquiscarpa #95-5

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Object Name: 
Marquiscarpa #95-5
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 34.5 cm, W: 45.5 cm, D: 12 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Pamela Lee Biallas
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Marquiscarpa #95-5". Opaque black, yellow, green, red, and white glass; fused, blown murrine, fused and slumped murrine, ground, bonded, assembled. Abstract boat-shaped form with scalloped rim and base; boat form is joined to a tall conical foot with a depressed, round, pillow-like knop. Boat-shaped form is made of yellow dots and washes of a yellow checkerboard pattern set within a black matrix; decorative cane slices (two small white stars, a white and green dollar sign, a shooting star with rainbow tail, a multicolored teapot in a pink matrix, and a MARQUIS signature cane slice) are embedded within this top form. The knop is made of four-sided yellow canes with black centers; canes are arranged both singularly and in groups of four and set within a green matrix. Conical foot is made of white shapes set within a yellow and red mottled matrix; thick black trails applied to top and bottom of foot. Conical base is secured to knop with silicone.
Biallas, Pamela Lee, Source
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
Embedded in boat form white cane slice with dark text
Richard Marquis Objects: 1967-1997 (Documents Northwest)
Seattle Art Museum 1997-12-19 through 1998-08-02
Franklin Parrasch Gallery 1995 through 1995
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 121; BIB# 59475
Richard Marquis (1995) illustrated, p. 2 (right);