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1990 Johannes Michelsen Born: Copenhagen, Denmark 1945 spalted maple burl with lacquer 24 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (62.3 x 39.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.22 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"With enough experience, you don't need science." Johannes Michelsen, Wood Magazine, 1996

Luce Center Label

Johannes Michelsen has thickly painted the bulbous base of this piece to give a gleaming finish. The bare wood appears to grow from this rounded form, and the dramatic stripes of grain stand out against the muted blue. Michelsen explores different surfaces within his turned forms and enjoys combining perfect finishes with natural edges and rough texture.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - maple