Untitled Construction

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Object Name: 
Untitled Construction
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 15.7 cm, W: 30.6 cm, D: 15.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Marquis makes constructions and assemblages because he enjoys the activity and because it offers him a needed change of pace from his blown and hot-formed work - especially his murrine and ganulare - which is technically complicated. The Untitled Constructions, made in 1994, reflect Marquis's interest in things such as vintage saltshakers. "The toothbrushes and salt and pepper shakers were chosen for other things than being humorous," Marquis says. "There are formal considerations: form, color, and mass which people don't see because they are struck by the content. For instance, I might have a yellow plastic dog saltshaker next to something because I needed something yellow there, not because it's a dog."
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
c 1994 Marquis
c 1994 Marquis
Primary Description: 
Vessel, "Untitled Construction". Blown glass, acid-etched, fused and blown murrine, English setter murrine; found vintage salt and pepper shakers in the form of herons; bonded.
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 216-217, pl. 121; BIB# 109983
Richard Marquis: Objects (1997) illustrated, p. 127, #140, second from left; BIB# 59475