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Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture (4 of 4)

1988 Boris Bally Born: Chicago, Illinois 1961 hand-fabricated, die-formed and cold-joined silver-plated brass, slate, and sterling silver 4 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (11.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986) © 1994, Boris Bally 1994.43.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B

Luce Center Label

Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture is a group of four objects that evoke industrial construction as well as the art of the jeweler. In each piece, tiny, elegantly twisted wires secure the stamped plates to the slender uprights. The wires, like those used to hold a jeweler's materials together for soldering, also remind us of the rebar and framing of a modern building, an image reinforced by the dark, slate bases of the candle sculpture.


decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

metal - silver

About Boris Bally

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1961

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