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1972 Mark Lindquist Born: Oakland, California 1949 maple 7 x 8 in. diam. (17.8 x 20.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Judith and Jonathan Knight 2003.67.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B

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Since the late 1960s, Mark Lindquist has been redefining American woodturning with tour-de-force pieces like Untitled. His innovative use of burls, spalted wood, and natural edges prompted one critic to note that Lindquist's wood sculptures are so striking because "they still have so much of the tree in them." In this piece he created a form that emphasizes the irregular growth patterns and cracks in the wood. The black lines on the surface are characteristic of spalted maple, a wood that is highly prized for its decorative grain. (Janet Koplos, Editor, Art in America, 1990)


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