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Candelabrum

ca. 1975 Richard Horosko-Manderbach Born: 1948 iron 15 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (39.3 x 21.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.153 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Label

Candelabrum is one in a series of works created from bent and hammered tubing. The iron “roping” that secures the arms to the stem reflects the artist’s interest in African metalwork. Richard Horosko-Manderbach uses a gas forge and oxyacetylene welding to fix the legs to the base. When the piece is completely built, it is wire brushed and rubbed with a mixture of beeswax and turpentine.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - iron