Glass Bowl (Urban Bowl Series)

  • Jay Musler, Glass Bowl (Urban Bowl Series), 1983, constructed and painted glass with oil paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman, 1998.122.17

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Jay Musler evokes whole cityscapes with just a few carefully layered fragments of glass. The blackened spikes and barred window of Glass Bowl suggest a derelict landscape and reflect Musler’s concern with urban disintegration.

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“Here are the bridges I construct at various levels, on several paths, to cross the many parallel meanings of life.” Jay Musler

Title
Glass Bowl (Urban Bowl Series)
Artist
Date
1983
On View
Dimensions
9 x 12 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.9 x 32.1 x 31.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman

Mediums
Mediums Description
constructed and painted glass with oil paint
Classifications
Object Number
1998.122.17
Palette
Linked Open Data
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