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Amber Crested Form

Harvey K. Littleton (American, 1922–2013 Spruce Pine, North Carolina)

Date:
1976
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 8 x 4 1/4 in. (44.5 x 20.3 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of William D. and Rose D. Barker, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.438
  • Description

    In 1962 Harvey Littleton held a series of informal workshops exploring the art of hot glassmaking in a studio. Until then, most glass objects had been blown or molded in an industrial setting-the only place artists could find the facilities to produce their work. With Littleton's determination and the involvement of other artists, the studio-glass movement was born. For Amber Crested Form, Littleton massed a dolphin-shaped appendage onto an assemblage that includes a hollow tube. He then allowed the weight and tension of the cooling glass to manipulate the outcome.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: (incised on base) Harvey K. Littleton 1976

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Contemporary Art Glass Group, Harvey Littleton - 39 Forms in Glass, January 21 - February 6, 1977 [no catalogue].

    Washington, DC: Renwick Gallery, March - September 1984. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, October - December 1984. New York: American Craft Museum, January - March 1985. Atlanta, Georgia: The High Museum of Art, April - July 1985. Portland, Maine: Portland Museum of Art, November - December 1985. ¦Harvey Littleton Retrospective¦.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement," 22 Dec 2006 - 2 Dec 2007.

  • References

    MMA, Twentieth Century Decorative Arts Bulletin, Winter 1979-80 (illustrated and discussed p. 49.)

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