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Magnum Paperweight

1980 Kent Ipsen Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1933 Died: Richmond, Virginia 2012 glass 4 in. (10.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken 1999.57.19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A


Luce Center Label

Kent Ipsen often makes paperweights and enjoys the challenge of working on such a small scale. In pieces such as Untitled and Magnum Paperweight, he allows the flow of the hot-worked glass to inspire his designs, taking advantage of the folds and speckles of color.

Keywords

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Kent Ipsen

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1933 Died: Richmond, Virginia 2012

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