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Overall H: 15.9 cm; W: 65 cm; D: 36.1 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Marvin Lipofsky (b. 1938) founded the glass program at the University of California at Berkeley in 1964, and he taught there until 1972. In 1967, he started another glass program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, which he directed until 1987. Lipofsky was one of Harvey Littleton’s first graduate students in the sculpture program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was also one of a pioneering group of artists who raised awareness of the Studio Glass movement around the world. Although it was essential for artists to learn technique, Lipofsky and other progressive glass artists shifted their focus to the execution of artistic ideas in glass. They searched for ways to subvert the traditional associations between glass and functionality by exploring sculptural forms. This early and influential sculpture is blown, cut, sandblasted, painted, flocked, and assembled. It illustrates the Studio Glass movement’s emphasis on unconventional forms and materials.
California Loop Series
Lipofsky, Marvin (American, 1938-2016), Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent iridescent light green glass, with orange and yellow flocking; blown, fabricated, flocked. Bulbous iridescent light green "v" shape with curvilinear orange flocked projection which connects with a yellow flocked spherical shape with curvilinear projection; unmarked.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Thirty Years of New Glass, 1957-1987
Corning Museum of Glass 1987-05-16 through 1987-10-25
Toledo Museum of Art 1988-01-10 through 1988-02-21
Toledo Glass National III
Corning Museum of Glass 1971 through 1971
Objects: USA 2020 (2020) illustrated, p. 52 (right);
Jurors' Choice (2007) illustrated, p. 87; BIB# AI75161
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 73; BIB# 130418
Decades in Glass: The 60's (2005) illustrated, p.5, top; BIB# AI66547
Toledo Glass National, III (1970) 24 p.; BIB# 20942